Daily Mail: Mother of Navy sailor who survived collision between USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship describes how her son tried in vain to rescue his shipmates from their flooding berth as all seven deceased men are identified
* Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippines merchant vessel off the coast of Japan Saturday
* Seven sailors were missing following the collision; the bodies of which were all found on Sunday
* Mia Sykes, mother of US Navy sailor, Brayden Harden, 19, said her son tried to save his shipmates
* She said Harden told her that four men in his berth and the berth above his died as water filled their berths
* Dakota Rigsby was the first sailor identified Saturday night as missing; Navy confirmed he's among deceased
* Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego; Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from
* Connecticut; and Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas
* As well as Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from California, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec
* Martin, 24, from Maryland, & Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr, 37, from Ohio
* The Navy says damage occurred to the starboard side, above and below the Fitzgerald's waterline
* Bryce Benson was appointed Executive Officer of Fitzgerald in 2015, he took over as Commander last month
* During press conference on Sunday Vice Adm Joseph Aucoin said Benson was 'lucky to be alive'
* Aucoin said ship was struck on side where 116 crew members were asleep and Benson's cabin was destroyed
The US Navy released the identities of the seven sailors who were tragically killed after their Navy destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container on Saturday.
Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, was the first sailor to be identified Saturday night. At the time it wasn't clear whether or not he had survived the collision.
The US Navy confirmed on Sunday that Rigsby, who volunteered for the Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire Department and was a graduate of Fluvanna County High School, was one of the fallen sailors.
Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California, Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas; Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Maryland, and Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr, 37, from Elyria, Ohio, were identified as the sailors who tragically died in the collision.
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More Details Emerge On What Happened When The USS Fitzgerald Was Struck By A Container Ship
Sleeping Sailors on U.S.S. Fitzgerald Awoke to a Calamity at Sea -- New York Times
'There wasn't a lot of time' as water flooded US destroyer below decks -- Washington Post
Military releases details about how USS Fitzgerald crashed -- NYPost
Navy sailors were in sleeping quarters when killed during overnight crash near Japan -- New York Daily News
Missing sailors found dead in flooded compartments on US Navy destroyer -- CNN
Fitzgerald crew's 'heroic efforts' saved their ship from sinking, admiral says -- Navy Times
7th Fleet: U.S. destroyer almost foundered after collision -- Asahi Shimbun/Reuters
How do Navy ships operate? -- Emanuella Grinberg, CNN