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Submarine Collides off Washington Coast

August 21, 2016

USS Louisiana (SSBN 743). Photo: Official Website of the United States Navy

USS Louisiana (SSBN 743). Photo: Official Website of the United States Navy

 The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana and a Navy offshore support vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Washington state on Thursday (August 18, 2016), informs  the United States Navy.

 
The collision occurred at 6:00 p.m. There were no injuries to personnel. Assessments of the damage to both the submarine and the U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel are being conducted. The incident is currently under investigation. 
 
Both ships returned safely to port under their own power. The U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel returned safely to port at Port Angeles, Washington, and the USS Louisiana returned safely to homeport at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Washington. 
 
Louisiana is one of eight Ohio-class Trident ballistic missile submarines stationed at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, providing the survivable leg of the nation's strategic deterrent forces.  The nuclear-powered Louisiana can be armed with up to 24 nuclear-tipped missiles.
 
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