010913-N-6967M-504

010913-N-6967M-504
At sea with USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sep. 13, 2001 — USS Winston S. Churchill makes a high-speed run in the English Channel. The destroyer, based in Norfolk, VA, is making its first deployment to the United Kingdom and Norway. The Churchill is the only U.S. Navy vessel in active service named after a foreign dignitary. The ship is named in honor of Sir Winston Spencer Leonard Churchill (1874-1965), best known for his courageous leadership as British Prime Minister during World War II. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Shane T. McCoy. (RELEASED)