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US Navy has one of those expensive “Oops!” moments

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Photos and video from submarine-cruiser collision off Florida coast


Click on photo to enlargeUS Navy photo by MC2 Mike DiMestico

USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765) runs on the surface Sunday, Oct. 14, a day after being hit while submerged by the cruiser SAN JACINTO. The upper vertical rudder normally visible right aft is missing.
 


Click on photo to enlargeUS Navy photo by MC2 Mike DiMestico

The cruiser SAN JACINTO underway off the northeast Florida coast on Oct. 14, a day after colliding with the submerged submarine MONTPELIER. No visible damage above the waterline. The damaged sonar dome is at the foot of the ship’s bow.

Photos of the two ships involved in Saturday’s collision off the northeast Florida coast were taken and released Oct. 14 by the U. S. Navy. Neither of the ships, the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765) and the Aegis cruiser USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56), show any topside effects, but both ships have been damaged…

The incident is currently under investigation.

Both the submarine and the ship were conducting routine training at the time of the accident.

Like I said: Oops!

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Written by Ed Campbell

October 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on Devonshire Joinery and commented:
    Oh dear!

    Devonshire Joinery

    October 17, 2012 at 2:01 am


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