EASTPORT — The U.S. Navy will send the USS De Wert to far eastern Maine this summer.

Sen. Olympia Snowe says the ship will be in Eastport for the city’s Old Home Week over the Fourth of July.

The 453-foot vessel is one of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigates and the first ship in the U.S. to bear the name.

The De Wert was built at Bath Iron Works and commissioned in 1983. Its home port is now in Florida.
 


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