Uss cole (ddg-67) is an arleigh burke-class aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer homeported in naval station norfolk, virginia cole is named in honor of marine sergeant darrell s cole, a machine-gunner killed in action on iwo jima on 19 february 1945, during world war ii. Us navy | us marine corps | navy reserves accessibility/section 508 | navy faq | contact web team this is an official united states navy website. Navshipso navsea shipbuilding support office norfolk naval shipyard code 284, bldg 705 portsmouth, va 23709-1020 (757) 967-3484 (757) 967-2957 (fax.
Atlantic ocean (nns) -- the guided-missile destroyer uss cole (ddg 67) hosted 50 midshipmen from the us naval academy, may 29 for at-sea familiarization training the midshipmen's visit to cole is a part of their summer training program in between academic years it is an opportunity to learn about the navy outside of an academic setting. Dark blue and gold represent sea faring excellence and are traditionally associated with the navy red, for blood and courage, denotes sergeant cole's valor and sacrifice a trident symbolizes sea prowess and cole's modern warfare capabilities. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the united states department of defense, or the united states department of the navy of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein.
Retired navy officer recounts uss cole attack by: deborah highland, the bowling green daily news via ap september 17, “it took another 36 to 48 hours for another navy ship to get to us but. Retired us navy lt cmdr bob overturf, a 1987 graduate of bowling green high school, said those words are a reference to the oct 12, 2000, attack on the uss cole by al-qaida suicide bombers off the coast of yemen overturf was part of the crew of nearly 300 and survived the blast that claimed the lives of 17 sailors. Filipinos in the united states navy final contact: uss indianapolis (ca-35) passes uss lst-779 29 july 1945 us navy ships lost in selected storm/weather related incidents leading up to the attack on uss cole on 12 october, we received no specific threat information for yemen or for the port of aden that would cause us to change our. Uss cole (ddg 67) home latest photos photo gallery location view caption hide caption latest videos headlines for tuesday, june 06, 2017 navy all hands: lone sailor olando attn: us navy.
The uss cole bombing was a suicide attack against the united states navy guided-missile destroyer uss cole (ddg-67) on 12 october 2000, while it was harbored and being refueled in the yemen port of aden 17 american sailors were killed, and 39 were injured. Experts in a speed boat examine the hull of the uss cole at the yemeni port of aden on oct 15, 2000 a powerful explosion ripped a hole in the us navy destroyer in the yemeni port, killing 17.
The memorial design began as a vision of uss cole crewmembers the ship then joined forces with navy architects and the navy-marine corps relief society to bring to life their vision the memorial is a gift of the navy-marine corps relief society to the navy. The uss cole bombing was an attack against the united states navy guided-missile destroyer uss cole on 12 october 2000, while it was being refueled in yemen's aden harbor 17 american sailors were killed and 39 injured  in the deadliest attack against a united states naval vessel since 1987. Members of a navy honor guard from the guided-missile destroyer uss cole practice rendering colors before a memorial service at the uss cole memorial at naval station norfolk the norfolk-based ship was damaged by a suicide bombing while refueling in the port of aden in yemen, killing 17 and wounding 39 sailors. Summary on october 12, 2000, the us navy destroyer cole was attacked by a small boat laden with explosives during a brief refueling stop in the harbor of aden, yemen the suicide terrorist attack killed 17 members of the ship s crew, wounded 39 others, and seriously damaged the ship evidence.