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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Always victorious, always ready, Mayport frigate Hall decommissioned

[USS John L. Hall (FFG-32)]The motto of the USS John L. Hall was “Always Victorious.” It could also have been “Always Ready,” members of its crew said Friday when the frigate was decommissioned at Mayport Naval Station.

Cmdr. Mike Meyer recalled a day in 2011 when some of the ship’s compartments started flooding. The ship sprinted back to Jacksonville for repairs.

“Twelve hours later we were back underway,” Meyer, the commanding officer, said after the retirement ceremony attended by about 200 civilians and sailors.

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