U.S. bombed ship in Pacific Ocean

By | September 1, 2020
U.S. bombed ship in Pacific Ocean

The attack of at least three anti-ship cruise missiles, believed to be the RGM-84 Harpoon, on the decommissioned 1994 Amphibious-class amphibious assault ship Charleston of the U.S. Navy was caught on video. The corresponding video is published by The Drive in The War zone
According to The Drive, the video shows “the rocket sliding directly above the waves and then punching the left side of the ship’s hull and exploding.” The AGM-154 Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW) bomb could also be used to destroy the ship.

The publication notes that Durham was destroyed on August 30 during the international exercises Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), held in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Hawaii.

In July 2018, the United States, along with Japan and Australia, bombed the amphibious assault ship Racine, decommissioned in 1993, during the RIMPAC exercise. NSM (Naval Strike Missile), Type 12, HIMARS, AGP-84 Harpoon, and UGM-84 Harpoon missiles were used for this purpose, as well as the Mark 48 torpedo.

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