Skip to comments.2 Navy warships collide off Jacksonville
Posted on 08/24/2005 10:46:27 AM PDT by billorites
Two Norfolk-based guided missile destroyers collided off the coast of Jacksonville, on Monday afternoon while conducting exercises, The Virginian-Pilot reported.
No one was injured and damage was minor, Cmdr. Conrad Chun, a Navy spokesman in Norfolk, told The Virginian-Pilot.
The collision happened at about 1:30 p.m.
The USS McFaul and the USS Winston S. Churchill are Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers. The McFaul is commanded by Cmdr. Sean M. Connors and was commissioned in 1998. The Winston S. Churchill is commanded by Cmdr. Todd W. Leavitt and entered Navy service in 2001, the Virginian-Pilot reported. The incident is under investigation.
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Robert J. Kelly, who had already been selected for promotion to commodore, eventually became a four-star admiral and commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
I'm sure it would. I believe that class of DLG had nuke-capable ASROC midships. I was on the Yarnell (DLG-17), a Leahy-class (double-ender), but I'm quite sure that the single-enders like Belknap had ASROC also.
I was a Marine embarked on an LSD in the Med back in the early ‘60’s when the collision alarm sounded. That was the only time I ever saw a CPO run!
There was no significant damage, except to the captain’s career. It was definitely a career limiting moment for him.
Okay guys, one more time.
Starboard is right, port is left.
The French might be hiring.
I knew some old sailors that referred to the Missouri after it ran aground off Hampton Roads as the “Mudbank Maru”.
Note the date. Twelve years to the day since JFK's assasination.
I went on a tiger cruise from San Diego to Alaska and back. While on the way north they had midshipmen doing maneuvers off the coast of Oregon with about eight other ships. Could this be why? Two weeks on LPD 10
Wow, that’s an old thread. Were you on the Kennedy?
I remember when the Dallas went aground at AUTEC. Friend of mine got a chunk of the sonar dome mounted on a nice piece of mahogany.
Yeah, the collision happened right after the Chaplain unkeyed the 1MC mike. He had been talking about JFK during that nite’s message. It was pretty weird.
Yes, the Terriers are nuke-capable as well. The ASROC launcher/magazine area,though, was right in the midst of the damage. The Terrier magazine is farther forward. I could be wrong but I doubt that it was compromised.
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