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A US Navy destroyer carries a pirate-inspired flag during homecoming at Pearl Harbor: PHOTOS

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A US Navy destroyer carries a pirate-inspired flag during homecoming at Pearl Harbor: PHOTOS

A new US Navy destroyer displayed a pirate-inspired flag on its mast when it docked at Pearl Harbor last month.

The USS Carl M. Levine, named after the late Michigan senator and military affairs specialist, docked at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on August 7. According to Military.com, the flag features images of a pirate ship, a phoenix and a kraken.

A Navy spokesperson told Military.com that the unique flag was designed by Damage Controlman Third Class Hector Mendoza. It depicts a sea monster splitting a pirate ship in half while a phoenix soars above the wreckage.

“When I explain to my family and friends my job here in the Navy, sailing the seven seas, I enjoy the heritage and the history. [whether it be fact or fiction] “This comes with the job title,” Mendoza told Military.com.

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The USS Carl M. Levine with the flag

The USS Carl M. Levine docked at Joint Base Hickam-Pearl Harbor on August 7 (Lieutenant Autumn Estrada/US Navy)

Levin Ensign spokeswoman Anastasia Dudaric told Military.com that the phoenix on the flag “rises from the ruins, symbolizing how the crew perseveres in the face of any hardship or challenge.” Mendoza explained that his goal was to design a “badass” flag for the ship.

Mendoza explained, “Of all the ideas for battle flags that other sailors had come up with, I felt as if none of them captured the attention I knew about the battle flag.” “I just wanted to design a very strong battle flag to display for everyone to see.”

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USS Carl M Levine close up

The unique flag was designed by Damage Controlman Third Class Hector Mendoza. (Lieutenant Autumn Estrada/US Navy)

The USS Carl M. Levine was commissioned June 24 in Baltimore. It’s an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.

Fox News Digital has reached out to the US Navy, but has not received a response.

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