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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Navy Destroyers Collide

News reports say the destroyers USS McFaul (DDG-74) and USS Winston Churchill (DDG-81) collided off the coast of Jacksonville Monday; damage was minor, and no one was injured. McFaul was damaged in the forward anchor housing, as this picture shows. (A high res shot is also available.) Damage to the Churchill seems also limited to the bow, on the port side. (Here's the high res shot for that one.) Both ships returned to port in Norfolk today. More later if I read anything else.

Update 0043 07 Oct: Both COs kept their jobs...

4 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

If they're smart, they'll keep it a cash transaction. Never get the insurance companies involved with dings like that...

8/24/2005 2:20 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice ninme.

They might be able to buff that out.

Armadillo

8/24/2005 2:29 PM

 
Anonymous bullnav said...

Looks like there will be some sooner-than-expected upward mobility in SWOland. How the #*$& run into another ship in the middle of the day (as the article makes it sound)? I know submarines have done it (Jacksonville), but you think we would learn...

8/25/2005 3:48 AM

 
Blogger loddfafnir said...

It's easier than you think to run into something, the J'ville did it three times. 82, 84 and 96.

8/26/2005 11:51 AM

 

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