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Monday, March 03, 2008

Submarine Involved In Somalia Attack?

There's an interesting tidbit in this AP report on today's attack against a High-Value Target in Somalia:
Another defense official told The Associated Press that the strike used one or more Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from a U.S. submarine off Somalia's coast. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss details.
Normally, at this point I'd go through the open source reports of submarine movements and write about which boat may have actually been involved in the attack, but it turns out that Galrahn has already done that. He names USS Norfolk (SSN 714) as the most likely firing platform, with USS Montpelier (SSN 765), deployed with the Harry S. Truman Strike Group, as another candidate. Since Norfolk was described in December as leaving on a six month "independent deployment" to the CENTCOM AOR, I'd say he's probably on the mark.


Blogger Jay said...

Unfortunately, the missile may have missed. Subreport has the link, but herehere it is for the terminally lazy.

3/07/2008 8:32 PM

Anonymous Bobblehead said...

SSN Montpelier? Hey, is that the same guys that didn't or couldn't paint their boat properly? (They claim they were too "busy.")

Well, in my book, proper paint procedure and missile accuracy go hand in hand. Otherwise, this is what you get:
US fails a fourth time to hit al-Qa'ida suspect in Somalia

3/09/2008 8:36 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you guys are really up on your submarine knowledge. not sure where you get the info, but sounds good.LOL

3/11/2008 8:54 PM

Anonymous cmoor98 said...

bobblehead you really can't get over the whole chipped paint thing can you. Montpelier managed to put 21 on target in 2005, so I'm pretty sure she can still do it now.

3/18/2008 3:46 PM

Anonymous Hellen said...

This cannot have effect in fact, that is what I believe.

9/06/2012 2:18 PM


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