Commander, Naval Surface Forces (SURFOR) announced the 2014 Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) winners March 17.
The Battle “E” is awarded annually to ships and crews that present the maximum condition of readiness in their group, and their capability to perform assigned wartime tasks.
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet congratulated all the winners in the official message message.
“Your success in meeting mission area excellence standards is noted with pleasure,” they said.
Battle “E” awardees sustained superior performance in the following six excellence categories: Maritime warfare; engineering and survivability; command, control, communications, and information warfare; logistics management; Commander Naval Surface Force Safety Award and the Efficiency Excellence Award.
Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Japan announced the following winners: USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii award winners included: USS Hopper (DDG 70) and USS Chafee (DDG 90).
San Diego winners included: USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Sterett (DDG 104), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), USS Spruance (DDG 111), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and USS San Diego (LPD 22).
Mayport, Florida winners included: USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Farragut (DDG 99).
Norfolk included the following winners: USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Elrod (FFG 55) and USS Bataan (LHD 5).
The littoral combat ship crew winners were LCS Crew 101 and LCS Crew 202.
The mine countermeasure ships were USS Avenger (MCM 1) and USS Devastator (MCM 6).
Mine countermeasure crews was Crew Devastator
The patrol coastal ship winners were USS Sirocco (PC 6), USS Typhoon (PC 5) and USS Shamal (PC 13).