Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4); Gulf of Guinea; ITS Federico Martinengo (F 596); Ghana Navy Snake-class patrol vessel Ehwor (P37)
200928-N-AO868-1325.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Conner Foy

Sep 30, 2020
GULF OF GUINEA - An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Ghost Riders" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 takes off from the flight deck of the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams (ESB 4) during a tracking exercise between Hershel “Woody” Williams, the Italian Navy frigate ITS Federico Martinengo (F 596), and the Ghana Navy Snake-class patrol vessel Ehwor (P37) in the Gulf of Guinea, Sept. 28, 2020. Also pictured is an Italian NH 90 helicopter assigned to Federico Martinengo. Hershel "Woody" Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.


This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at , which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

Back to Gallery