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USS Montpelier and USS San Jacinto Pierside

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS121014-09

From U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S Navy submarine and Aegis cruiser that collided off the East Coast October 13, arrived in port Oct. 14.

USS Montpelier (SSN 765) arrived at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) arrived at Naval Station Mayport to further assess and evaluate the damage that resulted from their collision at sea.

Overall damage to both ships is being evaluated. The propulsion plant of the submarine was unaffected by the collision.

The incident remains under investigation.

Both Montpelier and San Jacinto were conducting routine training at the time of the accident.

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