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Naval Base San Diego; USS Halsey Featured In “The Last Ship”

SAN DIEGO (NNS) — Production crews completed nearly two weeks of filming for the pilot episode of “The Last Ship“, executive produced by Michael Bay, onboard Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) and the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) Nov. 2.

Production teams filmed on board NBSD and Halsey in order to capture this post-apocalyptic story of Capt. Tom Chandler and the crew of USS Nathan James (DDG 151).

Assistant Director Basti Van Der Woude, who previously worked on the feature film “Battleship”, says that his appreciation for the U.S. Navy has grown even stronger at the conclusion of this initial stage of production.

“We are so thankful to the Navy for their hard work and cooperation. It is so impressive to see this much hardware in one place. I have the utmost respect for Sailors who have to be out to sea for months at a time,” said Van Der Woude.

The crew of Halsey has deployed twice in the past two years and has completed a compressed training cycle and ship’s restricted availability (SRA), but supporting this television production has been another way for the ship to stay involved and positively represent the fleet.

Read the entire US Navy article here.

IMDB page for “The Last Ship



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