Amazing moment a decommissioned USS frigate lifts from the water and explodes during Navy training

Incredible moment A US Navy frigate decommissioned from the water and exploded after being blown up during combat training

  • The former USS Ingraham – a US Navy guided missile frigate – was blown up with multiple weapons
  • A sinking exercise called SINKEX took place in the Hawaii Island area of ​​operations on Sunday
  • Ingraham was commissioned on August 5, 1981 and decommissioned on January 30, 2015 after more than 25 years of service
  • The exercise is designed to prepare military personnel for ‘critical application of force on the naval battlefield’.


The US Army destroyed and sunk a retired warship in a maneuver designed to prepare the Army to “decisively apply force on the naval battlefield”.

The former USS Ingraham – a US Navy guided missile frigate – was blown up using multiple weapons during a sinking exercise called SINKEX in the Hawaii Island area of ​​operations on Sunday.

In the explosion footage, the ship appears to be lifted out of the water upon impact with the torpedo and then rapidly collapses.

The video then moves to a clip of the ship where the bow is visible just above the water, before it is completely submerged in the Pacific Ocean.

The weapons involved included the AGM-154 Combined Super Hornet (JSOW) weapon and the Naval Strike missile (NSM) fired from new, unnamed Marine Corps ground-launched vehicles.

It’s possible that there were other weapons fired at the ship due to the rarity of using SINKEXs as a way of knowing how much damage they can do, although no more details have been shared.

A sinking exercise - called SINKEX - took place in the Hawaii Island area of ​​operations on Sunday

The former USS Ingraham – a US Navy guided missile frigate – was blown up using multiple weapons during a sinking exercise called SINKEX in the Hawaii Island area of ​​operations on Sunday.

The US Army destroyed and sank a retired warship in a maneuver designed to prepare the military for

The US Army destroyed and sunk a retired warship in a maneuver designed to prepare the military for “decisively applying force on the naval battlefield”

Ingraham was commissioned on August 5, 1981 and decommissioned after 34 years on January 30, 2015

Ingraham was commissioned on August 5, 1981 and decommissioned after 34 years on January 30, 2015

Last week, U.S. 3rd Fleet Commander Vince Admiral Steve Koehler said in a statement released by the Pacific Fleet Late.

“Precise and coordinated strikes from the Navy and our joint colleagues resulted in the rapid destruction and sinking of the target ship,” he added.

Ingraham was commissioned on August 5, 1981 and decommissioned on January 30, 2015 after more than 25 years of service.

It was the last Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate ever built by the United States, and the fourth ship to bear the name, but it was the second Ingraham to be used in a sinking exercise, according to a Pacific Fleet statement.

Its predecessor, the destroyer Allen M Summer, was sold to Greece and sank as a target during a 2001 military exercise.

SINKEX is becoming increasingly popular for the US Navy, especially with the growing threats to the Chinese Army and its growing fleet, which is already the largest in the world.

A Naval Strike Missile (NSM) was launched from the Barking Sands of Missile Range in the Pacific Ocean during a sinking exercise

A Naval Strike Missile (NSM) was launched from the Barking Sands of Missile Range in the Pacific Ocean during a sinking exercise

The torpedo used in the SINKEX exercise was launched from more than 100 nautical miles from the warship

The torpedo used in the SINKEX exercise was launched from more than 100 nautical miles from the warship

Personnel of the U.S. 3rd Fleet stationed at the Command's Forward Expeditionary Naval Operations Center (EMOC) watch live footage from the sinking exercise.

Personnel of the US 3rd Fleet stationed at the Command’s Forward Expeditionary Naval Operations Center (EMOC) watch live footage from the sinking exercise

The torpedo was launched in this SINKEX exercise from over 100 nautical miles from the warship.

In its statement, Pacific Fleet said the ship sank in an area located at least 50 nautical miles from shore and where the water is at least 6,000 feet deep, in accordance with environmental regulations.

“Prior to being transferred to participate in the sinking exercise, each vessel undergoes a rigorous cleanup process for environmental safety,” the statement read.

The exercise, she added, “provides realistic and appropriate training necessary to carry out the Navy’s timeless roles in sea control and force projection.”

The Naval Naval Expeditionary Ship Interceptor System (NMESIS), which used a land vehicle equipped with naval attack missile launchers, was involved to fire at enemy naval assets.

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