USS William P. Lawrence returns from U.S. 4th Fleet deployment

11 January 2021

From U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs

The guided-missile destroyer returned home to Pearl Harbor following a deployment supporting missions in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific.
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (December 15, 2020) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), front, transits in formation with the Brazilian training ship BNS Brasil (U 27), during a passing exercise (PASSEX), Dec. 15, 2020. William P. Lawrence is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos/Released)
In this file photo, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits in formation with the Brazilian training ship BNS Brasil (U 27) during a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Eastern Pacific, Dec. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Maria G. Llanos)
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (December 15, 2020) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), front, transits in formation with the Brazilian training ship BNS Brasil (U 27), during a passing exercise (PASSEX), Dec. 15, 2020. William P. Lawrence is deployed to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos/Released)
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In this file photo, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) transits in formation with the Brazilian training ship BNS Brasil (U 27) during a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Eastern Pacific, Dec. 15. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Maria G. Llanos)
Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Maria G. Llanos
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Jan. 11, following a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations.

William P. Lawrence, along with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 Detachment 7, deployed in September to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counternarcotics operations missions in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

“I am overcome with pride when I reflect on the accomplishments of the crew while we were deployed,” said Cmdr. Dawn Allen, the commanding officer of William P. Lawrence. “The crew executed a broad spectrum of missions over the past few months with unsurpassed professionalism.”

Along with their embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment 101, William P. Lawrence disrupted approximately 2,921 kilograms of cocaine which has an estimated street value of 204 million dollars. In addition, William P. Lawrence was instrumental in providing hurricane assistance and disaster relief in Honduras, collecting and delivering more than 25,600 pounds of supplies, conducting 19 rescues and two medical evacuations in support of U.S. Southern Command’s Hurricane Iota relief efforts in Central America.

Sailor stands lookout on USS William P. Lawrence
210111-N-XL376-1036 Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ateca L. Williams stands a lookout watch as USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returns to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Maria G. Llanos)
SLIDESHOW | 3 images | 210111-N-XL376-1036 Operations Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ateca L. Williams stands a lookout watch as USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returns to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC3 Maria G. Llanos)
Damage Controlman 3rd Class John Fritz, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), gets the first kiss with his spouse upon returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11.
210111-N-SF508-0182 Damage Controlman 3rd Class John Fritz gets the first kiss with his spouse upon returning home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Charles Oki)
SLIDESHOW | 3 images | 210111-N-SF508-0182 Damage Controlman 3rd Class John Fritz gets the first kiss with his spouse upon returning home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Charles Oki)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) sails beside the Battleship Missouri Memorial upon returning to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11.
210111-N-SF508-0027 USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) sails beside the Battleship Missouri Memorial while returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11(U.S. Navy/MC2 Charles Oki)
SLIDESHOW | 3 images | 210111-N-SF508-0027 USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) sails beside the Battleship Missouri Memorial while returning to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 11(U.S. Navy/MC2 Charles Oki)

Additionally, William P. Lawrence participated in two passing exercises with the Brazilian training ship BNS Brazil (U 27), an air defense joint exercise with Colombian Air Force Kfir fighter jets, and performed freedom of navigation operations off the coast of Venezuela.

William P. Lawrence partnered with U.S. Navy and international warships, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as other allied partners and international agencies, all of which are playing a role in counter-narcotics operations in the area.

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