The USS NITZE (DDG 94) will enter Malta’s Grand Harbor on 11 March 2023. While in Malta, the officers and crew will enjoy shore leave and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultural and historic heritage of Malta.
U.S. Ambassador Constance J. Milstein welcomed the arrival of the USS NITZE, stating, “It is a pleasure to have the USS NITZE and her crew in Malta. The service of Commanding Officer Katie Jacobson in particular underscores the immeasurable contribution of women in America’s military, and we are happy to host her in Malta during Women’s History Month.” Ambassador Milstein added, “The USS NITZE is a visual reminder of our strong partnership to keep the Mediterranean safe and an opportunity for the Armed Forces of Malta and the U.S. Navy to share their maritime expertise.”
USS NITZE is an Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer with a crew of over 300 Officers and Sailors. The ship departed its homeport on 17 July 2022 for a security patrol of the Mediterranean Sea along with the GEORGE H W BUSH Carrier Strike Group. It is named after former Secretary of the Navy Paul Nitze.