Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:05 AM
PoliticAverse (9,700 posts)
Navy Sub Goes Bump in the Night and Loses Its Periscope
Source: ABC News
The U. S. Navy’s nuclear submarine USS Jacksonville was damaged early Thursday in the Persian Gulf when one of its two periscopes was struck by an unidentified vessel.
No one was hurt in the early morning incident and the submarine’s nuclear reactor did not suffer any damage.
According to a statement from U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, the Los Angeles-class submarine “struck a vessel while operating in the Persian Gulf Jan. 10 at approximately 5 a.m. local time.”
The submarine “then surfaced from periscope depth to ascertain if there was any damage to the unidentified vessel. The vessel continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgement of a collision.”
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