Skip to comments.Damage but no injuries as U.S. Navy cruiser, submarine collide
Posted on 10/13/2012 8:22:10 PM PDT by JerseyanExile
A U.S. Navy Aegis cruiser collided with a nuclear-powered submarine during exercises off the East Cost on Saturday, collapsing the sonar dome on the cruiser and possibly causing other damage, but no injuries, U.S. Navy officials said.
The collision between the USS San Jacinto and the nuclear-powered submarine USS Montpelier occurred about 3:30 p.m., the Navy said in a statement. The Navy declined to say where off the East Coast the accident occurred.
A Navy official said the watch team aboard the San Jacinto saw a periscope rise from the water about 100 to 200 yards (meters) ahead of the vessel during the exercise. The cruiser ordered "all back," but the San Jacinto still collided with the submarine.
The collision caused the collapse of the cruiser's sonar dome, a bulbous-shaped device on the bow of the ship beneath the water line, the Navy official said on condition of anonymity.
The rubber dome houses some of the vessel's electronic navigation, detection and ranging equipment.
The Navy said no personnel were injured during the incident and there was no damage to the submarine's nuclear-powered propulsion plant. Both vessels were operating under their own power.
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oops- someone is going to be relieved of command
Two military careers shot to hell.
Woman driver on the sub?
musta been a stealth sub
musta been a stealth sub
On the Navy’s birthday!
The White House issued a statement blaming the Republican Congress for cut backs in training budgets for the military. They also blamed the State Department and the Intelligence community.
The EAST COST?
You are a bad, bad person! LOL! ;-)
Yup! Career ending event. Maybe a CM for the sub Cmdr.
Beat me to it.
(Insert obligatory off-color joke about women on submarines here...)
Take a bow for that one. Thumbs up.
Must play nice with Uncle Sam’s toys!!
I am a woman and LOL.
And they blamed the altitude.
THEY LIED ABOUT LIBYA WHY NOT LIE ABOUT ALL INCIDENTS FROM NOW ON?????? MAYBE THESE SHIPS WERE ATTACKED...
Obviously due to the film they watched the night before simply altering their judgment.
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