Thursday, July 14, 2016

U.S. Navy Releases Photos Of Iranian Vessels Approaching The USS New Orleans

U.S. officials said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps sent boats to approach the USS New Orleans and USS Stout as Gen. Votel rode aboard the New Orleans. PHOTO: US NAVY/REUTERS

One of the five military vessels from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps that approached a U.S. warship hosting one of America's top generals on a day trip through the Strait of Hormuz on July 11. PHOTO: US NAVY/REUTERS

Wall Street Journal: Navy Images Show Iranian Boats in Incident Involving Top U.S. General

Iranian boats approached Navy warships with Gen. Joe Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, aboard as they passed through the Strait of Hormuz

AMMAN, Jordan—The U.S. military has released photos of Iranian boats that approached two Navy warships Monday as they transited through the Strait of Hormuz with a special passenger aboard: Gen. Joe Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, which oversees all U.S. forces in the Middle East.

The images, which aren’t typically released by the military, were captured by U.S. Navy personnel aboard the amphibious ship USS New Orleans and the destroyer USS Stout on Monday during a series of “interactions” between those two ships and smaller patrol boats operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC.

The images show two small patrol boats akin to a civilian speed boat, and a larger boat known as a Houdong fast attack craft. Each are typical of the kind of craft the IRGC uses in the region, sometimes to harass American and other ships transiting through the strait.

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More News On The U.S. Navy Releasing Photos Of Iranian Vessels Approaching The USS New Orleans

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The New Orleans used to be a real pain in my side when it was based in San Diego, for whatever reason it liked to plot a course way inside the shipping lanes and come plowing through my cod fishing area. I always lost that game of chicken!