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Posted: 2/27/2006 5:00:48 PM EDT
This is actually a continuation of another thread, but it is a interesting question.

I've seen some argue the USS Cole counts. I don't buy it. It didn't sink; put out of action yes, but it stayed afloat.

In Korea we lost some smaller boats (smaller than a destroyer) to enemy mines:

USS Magpie (AMS 25) 29 Sep 50
USS Pirate (AM 275) 12 Oct 50
USS Pledge (AM 277) 12 Oct 50
USS Partridge (AMS 31) 02 Feb 51
USS Sarsi (ATF 111) 27 Aug 52

The USS Ericsson DD440, a destroyer escort was sunk of of RI on May 5, 1945 by a UBoat, but I would guess some ships involved in Okinawa probably went down later.

Anyone?
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:06:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 7:07:20 PM EDT by Manic_Moran]
Hmm.. USS Pueblo is permanently out of commission, I think they might have repaired USS Liberty. USS Stark took a nasty missile hit, Princeton and Tripoli both struck mines, all three repaired.

And you always have the conspiracy theorists about Thresher.

NTM
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:28:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 7:38:22 PM EDT by ar-wrench]
The USS Indianapolis (CA-35) was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 15 November 1932. The ship served with honor from Pearl Harbor through the last campaign of World War II, sinking in action two weeks before the end of the war. On 30 July 1945, while sailing from Guam to Leyte, Indianapolis was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-58. The ship capsized and sank in twelve minutes. Survivors were spotted by a patrol aircraft on 2 August. All air and surface units capable of rescue operations were dispatched to the scene at once, and the surrounding waters were thoroughly searched for survivors. Upon completion of the day and night search on 8 August, 316 men were rescued out of the crew of 1,199.


We also lost some in Viet Nam:

USNS Card 5-2-64 Baby flattop sunk by mine near Saigon

SS Green Bay 8-17-71 Sank after underwater explosion of Vietcong frogman's device while discharging military supplies in Qui Nhon
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 8:59:17 PM EDT
That's right. The Indy had just dropped off components for "Little Boy" at Tinian.

Was the Card a baby flattop as in escort carrier?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:37:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shooter_Doug:
Was the Card a baby flattop as in escort carrier?



Originally, yes. Later reconfigured, redesignated, CVU-11, used as a troop/aircraft transport.

She was sunk in shallow water by frogmen, later raised and repaired.

www.usscard.org/history.asp

NTM
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:48:43 PM EDT
Not exactly on topic, but the Navy is planning on sinking a carrier off Pensecola, in the near future, does anyone know the date, and how far off shore will it be sunk? It would be a sad, but neat thing to watch, not to mention dive on, if it were divable.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 9:59:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sta1treeman:
Not exactly on topic, but the Navy is planning on sinking a carrier off Pensecola, in the near future, does anyone know the date, and how far off shore will it be sunk? It would be a sad, but neat thing to watch, not to mention dive on, if it were divable.



The America? Isn't she already sunk?
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:19:06 PM EDT
Google isn't being my friend on this. But the Indy is the last I can think of. I never ever recall hearing an account of a warship lost since. At least nothing ever made public.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:33:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mmx1:

Originally Posted By sta1treeman:
Not exactly on topic, but the Navy is planning on sinking a carrier off Pensecola, in the near future, does anyone know the date, and how far off shore will it be sunk? It would be a sad, but neat thing to watch, not to mention dive on, if it were divable.



The America? Isn't she already sunk?

I can't recall the name, but America doesn't sound right, and it seems like it was going to be some time in the late spring.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:47:41 AM EDT
Oriskany is the CV being sunk as a reef.

Card would be the last "sunk" due to enemy action. The Navy, however, maintains it was not sunk, merely damaged, and was a considerable cost repaired and put back in action to prove it wasn't sunk.
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 10:56:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/2/2006 10:57:27 AM EDT by mmx1]

Originally Posted By sta1treeman:

Originally Posted By mmx1:

Originally Posted By sta1treeman:
Not exactly on topic, but the Navy is planning on sinking a carrier off Pensecola, in the near future, does anyone know the date, and how far off shore will it be sunk? It would be a sad, but neat thing to watch, not to mention dive on, if it were divable.



The America? Isn't she already sunk?

I can't recall the name, but America doesn't sound right, and it seems like it was going to be some time in the late spring.



The America was sunk in May 2005 in the Atlantic after a battery of tests on battle damage to supercarriers.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_America_%28CV-66%29
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 11:07:06 AM EDT
Its the USS Oriskany, with no date set, it will be sunk, in 212' water, 22 miles SE of Pensacola. The article I read, said the Navy is taking applications for 20+ more ships to be sunk, including the USS Forrestal, Independence, and Constellation, all aircraft carriers. The link to the article is, http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2004/04/07retired_aircraft_carrier_to_be_sunk_off_pensecola_coast?mode=off---------long link, but a cool article, I don't know how to make a link hot. It amazes me that the Navy would sink 4 carriers, I'm sure mothballing them would be expensive, but with the instability in the world, having them around just in case, would seem smart. IMO
Link Posted: 3/2/2006 2:52:22 PM EDT
[Nitpick mode]

One should not use the definite article when referring to a specific ship by name unless it is desired for emphasis. It's like saying "I went to the shooting range with the John and the Steven"

[/Nitpick mode]
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 9:18:00 PM EDT

SS Green Bay 8-17-71 Sank after underwater explosion of Vietcong frogman's device while discharging military supplies in Qui Nhon

This was a US Merchant Ship under Government charter.

As long as we are including Merchant Ships, the SS Badger State had her cargo (bombs) break loose and went down in the North Pacific in 1969. She was enroute to Vietnam. There's a good book about it "Sailing Into The Abyss" by William R Benedetto.

There was also a US Merchant Ship, the SS Baton Rouge Victory sunk going up the Long Tao river. Limpet mine placed on hull by swimmer and detonated from riverbank near Saigon killed engine room crew. Left 12 by 45 foot hole.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 9:16:56 AM EDT
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