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USS Cole - Pascagoula Shipyard Repairs

USS Cole - Pascagoula Shipyard Repairs American History Famous Historical Events Tragedies and Triumphs Disasters

Seventeen sailors died aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) when terrorists attacked it in the port of Aden, Yemen on the 12th of October, 2000.

Because the ship itself was not fatally damaged, it was transported back to the States aboard Blue Marlin. Delivered to the Ingalls Yard (in Pascagoula, Mississippi), it was successfully repaired and returned to service on the 14th of September, 2001, three days after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

In this official U.S. Navy photo we see the Cole undergoing work at the yard:

Ingalls crews weld a 60x60 foot patch over the hole in preparation for refloating Cole, 22 December 2000.

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U.S. Navy photo.

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