Author Topic: USS Thach Rimpac 2016  (Read 1022 times)

Offline Gman

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Re: USS Thach Rimpac 2016
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2016, 11:22:59 AM »
Thach took more hits than was first reported on - Four Harpoon hits, at least 2 (likely more, it isn't specific) Hellfire hits, a Maverick missile, a 2000lb JDAM, a 500lb Paveway, and to top it off a MK48 torpedo.  And Thach still took 12 hours to go under. 

On July 14, 2016, USS Thach took over 12 hours to sink after being used in a live-fire, SINKEX during naval exercise RIMPAC 2016. During the exercise, the ship was directly or indirectly hit with the following ordinance: a Harpoon missile from a South Korean submarine, another Harpoon missile from the Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat, a Hellfire missile from an Australian SH-60S helicopter, another Harpoon missile and a Maverick missile from US maritime patrol aircraft, another Harpoon missile from the cruiser USS Princeton, additional Hellfire missiles from an American SH-60S Navy helicopter, a 2,000-pound Mark 84 bomb from a US Navy F/A-18 Hornet, a GBU-12 Paveway laser-guided 500-pound bomb from a US Air Force B-52 bomber, and a Mark 48 torpedo from an unnamed US Navy submarine