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May 2, 2015 1:30 pm

US Navy Accompanies Four American-Flagged Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

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USS Decatur performs ballistic missile defense exercise. Photo: wiki commons.

The U.S. Navy accompanied four American-flagged ships and a British vessel moving through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf on Thursday, and officials said the U.S. will offer that aid to any other nation concerned about interference from Iranian vessels.

U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the four U.S. ships belonged to the Navy’s Military Sealift Command or were contract vessels. Those ships have civilian crews and are used to carry cargo or re-supply U.S. Navy ships.

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