The guided-missile cruiser, with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors, will arrive Friday morning and remain through the St. Patrick's Day weekend.
The crew is scheduled to attend the Jasper Green Ceremony in Madison Square to honor past and present military members, conduct a community relations project at the Memorial Children's Hospital, and participate in the St. Patrick's Day parade.
"The crew and I are looking forward to visiting Savannah, taking part in the grand St. Patrick's Day parade in historic downtown," said Capt. Wyatt Chidester, the ship's commanding officer. "We are also honored to host the mayor and other city and parade officials to take a look at our ship. And, we will enjoy introducing the fine Hue City Sailors to the southern hospitality that is so prevalent in the area."
Placed into commission in 1991, Hue City is named for the Vietnam War battle of the same name. The crew's mission is to conduct prompt, sustained combat operations at sea in support of a carrier battle group or amphibious assault group. Homeported in Mayport, Fla., she departed on her maiden deployment in 1993; she returned from her latest deployment last summer.