USS CARR Pierside at Tallinn Port

The USS CARR, a United States Navy vessel will arrive at the Port of Tallinn on
Friday, July 22nd. The vessel is currently conducting a security-cooperation
engagement in the Baltic region. During the course of this deployment, the
over 200 seamen-strong vessel of the CARR is conducting joint operations and
exercises with various northern European partners, including the Estonian Navy.

This deployment represents the first for the CARR since 2009, when it
participated in operations targeted at countering-illicit trafficking. During
this previous operation the vessel was involved in the seizure of more than 400
pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific.

The USS CARR is an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, and its home port is in
Norfolk, Virginia. The ship is named for Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Paul H. Carr
(1924-1944) who was awarded the Silver Star, posthumously, for heroism
displayed on the destroyer escort Samuel B. Roberts during the Battle off
Samar.

The USS CARR is commanded by Cmdr. Patrick Kulakowski.

Attention Media: There is an opportunity for media to visit the USS CARR on
Friday, July 22 at 11.00 am. To participate, please send full name, car type
and plate number, and contact phone of reporter to kokkotae@state.gov or ph.
6688216 (Evelin Kokkota) no later than 16.00 Thursday, July 21.

Embassy of the United States in Estonia

Public Affairs Office

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