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Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy 

Photo #: NH 99290 Naples, Italy
Sixth Fleet ships in Naples harbor, dwarfed by Mt. Vesuvius, circa 1955. Destroyers in left center are USS Preston (DD-795) and USS Irwin (DD-794). Destroyer in the center, slightly to the right, appears to be USS Bordelon (DDR-881). The other U.S. Navy ships present are mainly amphibious types (NH 99290).


Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples traces its origins back to 3 October 1951, when it was established as Headquarters, Support Activities. Its mission was to support NATO’s Allied Forces Southern Europe and, later, U.S. Sixth Fleet. Two years later, the support unit became Commander, Subordinate Command, U.S. Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic/Commander, Headquarters Support Activities. In 1957, it was re-designated as U.S. Naval Activities, Italy/U.S. Naval Support Activity, Naples. The name changed once more on 8 August 1966, when it became U.S. Naval Support Activity, Naples. The support activity serves as headquarters for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe–Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa/Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet. NSA Naples is home to more than 50 separate commands and approximately 8,500 personnel.

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Naval Support Activity Naples

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. Sixth Fleet 

Published: Thu Aug 30 14:44:02 EDT 2018