US Navy Ship Destroyed by Submarine and Anti-ship Missile During SINKEX Exercice - Retired USS Thach
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A retired, Decommissioned and empty ship (USS Thach - FFG 43) from the US Navy belonging to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate was targeted by several kind of projectiles (AGM-84 Harpoon Anti-Ship missile, Mark 48 torpedo, Hellfire,etc...) during sinking exercise SINKEX as part of RIMPAC 2016.
The ship sank after 12hours. Sunken ships make good artificial reefs for fish.
Videos credit: Dominique Canales, Chris Weissenborn, Eric Harrison.
Thumbnail credit: Mahlon K. Miller, Christopher Hubenthal, Ştefan Ciocan. Thumbnail modified by Daily Military Defense & Archive.
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