USS Bainbridge Visits Oslo

On Friday, June 22, 2018, USS Bainbridge sailed into Oslo Harbor. This is the second port call by a U.S. warship in Oslo in eight years.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrived in Oslo for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Norway relations as the two nations work together to strengthen regional security and stability.

Strengthening partnerships during the port visit to Oslo builds enduring relationships and emphasizes our shared commitment to promoting security and stability within the region, while seeking opportunities to enhance our interoperability as NATO allies.

Bainbridge is currently conducting a routine patrol to support U.S. national security interests in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

On June 25, Ambassador Braithwaite hosted a reception onboard the USS Bainbridge to celebrate the long tradition of close partnership between Norway and the United States. Guests included Norway’s Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen, Norwegian Chief of Defense Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, and Norwegian Chief of the Navy Nils Andreas Stensønes.

Norwegian Chief of the Navy Nils Andreas Stensønes, U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Braithwaite, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, Norway’s Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen and Norwegian Chief of Defense Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen.
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson in conversation with Defense Minister Bakke-Jensen and Ambassador Braithwaite onboard the USS Bainbridge.
Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen being interviewed by NRK onboard the USS Bainbridge.