Embassy Organizes Tours of USS Mount Whitney

People take photographs of USS Mount Whitney in the Tagus River. (Photo: US Embassy Lisbon)The U.S. 6th Fleet flagship, USS Mount Whitney, was in Lisbon ahead of its participation in a Mediterranean Sea drill. The USS Mount Whitney amphibious command ship arrived in the Portuguese capital on April 28 and departed en route to the island of Menorca for training exercise. The Embassy and the American Corner@IST-UTL coordinated with the US Navy and representatives of the USS Mount Whitney to organize special tours of the ship for students and faculty.

The ship’s crew spent some of their time off participating in community engagement projects with local social institutions.