Panama City, Panama (Dec. 2, 2003) â The guided missile frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) pulls into Panama City, Panama. Steven Groves is homeported in Pascagoula, Miss., and assigned to Commander, Destroyer Squadron Six. During the shipâs deployment, the crew will patrol nearly four million square nautical miles of water in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific involved in the tracking and capture of drug-smuggling vessels. U.S. Navy photo by Lt j.g. Ken Shade.