The Navy’s oldest operational ship has set a record for time underway as the coronavirus keeps it at sea

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USS Blue Ridge, the flagship of the Navy’s 7th Fleet, has been at sea for 65 straight days, breaking the ship’s Vietnam War-era for underway operations. The Blue Ridge is known for frequent port visits, but the ship’s 2020 patrol schedule changed after the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The crew of the US 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff hit a 48-year historic landmark by surpassing the ship’s underway record, marking 65 days of continuous underway operations, May 17.

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