Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Destroyer USS Mahan Fires Warning Shots In Standoff With Iranian Forces

Sam LaGrone a the USNI News offers a piece on a U.S. Navy ship that fired warning shots at Iranian boats.

The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG-72) fired three warning shots to ward off four armed attack boats coming at the ship at high speed, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Monday.
On Sunday, Mahan was transiting the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf when the four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) came at the destroyer at a high rate of speed with their crew-served weapons manned, the official told USNI News.
After several attempts to warn off the boats with radio communications, siren and the ship’s whistle the boats came within 900 yards of the guided missile destroyer before the crew fired three warning shots from one of the ships .50 caliber guns.
After the shots were fired, the boats broke off.
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Note: The above U.S. Navy photo is of the USS Mahan.

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