New York Harbor, N.Y. (Oct. 13, 2004) - The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Jacob Van Heemskerck (F 812)
sails past Manhattan while taking part in a "Parade of Ships." Heemskerck is currently taking part in NATO Standing Naval Force Atlantic (SNFL) 2004 exercises. SNFL is a permanent peacetime multinational naval squadron composed of destroyers and frigates from the navies of various NATO nations. The exercises are designed to test readiness, improve communication and diplomacy between member countries and promote interoperability between navies. Photo © U.S. Navy
(by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Steven J. Weber)click the image for a larger version
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