What happened to USS Cole?

What happened to USS Cole?

The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack by the terrorist group al-Qaeda against USS Cole, a guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy, on 12 October 2000, while she was being refueled in Yemen’s Aden harbor.

Is the USS Cole still active?

Cole is one of 62 authorized Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, and one of 21 members of the Flight I-class that utilized the 5 in(127 mm)/54 caliber gun mounts found on the earliest of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers….USS Cole (DDG-67)

United States
Status in active service
General characteristics

What ship towed the USS Cole?

tug USNS Catawba
The USS Cole (DDG 67) is towed away from the port city of Aden, Yemen, into open sea by the Military Sealift Command ocean-going tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) on Oct. 29, 2000. Cole will be placed aboard the Norwegian heavy transport ship M/V Blue Marlin and transported back to the United States for repair.

Who was the USS Cole named for?

Sergeant Darrell Samuel Cole
USS COLE is the 17th ARLEIGH BURKE class guided missile destroyer and first ship in the Navy named after Marine Corps Sergeant Darrell Samuel Cole.

How many chiefs died on USS Cole?

This hearing will come to order. The committee meets this morning to continue the committee’s review of the October 12, 2000, terrorist attack on the U.S.S. Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen, resulting in the deaths of 17 brave American sailors.

Who repaired the USS Cole?

Ingalls Shipbuilding was determined to be the shipyard best suited to make repairs to the Cole. Cole’s industrial availability is scheduled to begin in January 2001 and is expected to take about one year to complete.

How old is the USS Bainbridge?

USS Bainbridge (DD-246), was a destroyer, commissioned in 1920 and sold in 1945.

Where is the USS Bainbridge now?

Naval Station Norfolk
March 27, 2017 USS Bainbridge is currently moored at Berth 2, Pier 5 on Naval Station Norfolk.

When was the last time a U.S. Navy ship was attacked?

USS Liberty incident

Date 8 June 1967
Location Mediterranean Sea near the Sinai Peninsula
Result Official apology issued by Israeli government; financial restitution made to victims, victim’s families, and the U.S. government; See Aftermath of the attack

How old is the USS Cole?

USS Cole (DDG-67) was laid down on 28 February 1994 at Pascagoula, MS, by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, Litton Industries; launched on 10 January 1995; sponsored by Mrs. Lee Perry, wife of Secretary of Defense William J. Perry; and commissioned on 8 June 1996 at Port Everglades, FL, Commander M.

What class is the USS Bainbridge?

USS Bainbridge (CGN-25)
Class & type: Heavily modified nuclear version of the Leahy class cruiser
Displacement: 9100 tons
Length: 172.1 m (565 ft)
Beam: 17.6 m (57 ft 8 in)

Where is the USS Cole (DDG-67)?

Port bow view of the latest Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer to join the fleet, the USS Cole (DDG-67), tied up at one of the destroyer and submarine (D & S) piers at the Norfolk Naval Base. (L45-54.10.02)

How did the USS Cole get its name?

Commissioned on June 8, 1996, the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, USS Cole (DDG-67) was named in honor of Sergeant Darrell S. Cole, USMC, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle for Iwo Jima in February 1945.

What does DDG 67 stand for?

NORFOLK (Dec. 15, 2016) USS Cole (DDG 67), a guided-missile destroyer, passes the USS Cole Memorial as the destroyer departed Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment to the 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/Released)

Who was the 17th co of the USS DDG 67?

October 30, Cmdr. Joseph V. Libasci relieved Cmdr. Edward J. Pledger as the 17th CO of DDG 67 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

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