The U.S. and its Pacific allies teamed up last month to send the decommissioned USS Denver and USS Rodney M. Davis to their watery graves as part of a joint training exercise at this year’s RIMPAC.
In mid-July U.S., Canadian, Australian and Malaysian ships and aircraft sank the Davis (FFG 60) as part of RIMPAC’s sinking exercise, or SINKEX. The U.S. Navy released a video of the sinking that would make big budget action movie director Michael Bay drool:
A few weeks later, Pacific allies sunk the USS Denver, and of course they filmed it:
Task & Purpose has a great writeup of the exercise that we won’t try to imitate… it has all the information you want about the kinds of military hardware that took down the two ships.
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