USS COLE


History

  • 28 February 1994-Keel Laid
    • Keel laid by Ingalls Shipbuilding Inc. Pascagoula, Mississippi.
  • 10 February 1995- USS COLE Launched
  • 08 June 1996- USS COLE Commissioned
    • USS COLE Commissioned in Port Everglades, Florida.
    • Ship Sponsor: Mrs. Lee Perry
  • February 98 – September 98: Deployment to the Persian Gulf as part of the John C. Stennis Battle Group.
  • August 00 – November 00: Deployment to the Mediterranean and Red Sea as part of the George Washington Battle Group
  • 12 October 2000- USS COLE terrorist attack
    • While refueling in Aden Harbor, Yemen USS COLE was victim of terrorist attack. USS COLE was attacked on Port Mid-Ships by a small boat with explosives onboard. The result of which led to a 40 by 60 foot hole and the loss of 17 sailors.
  • 31 October 2000: Ship begins return to United States onboard the Norwegian heavylift ship S.S. Blue Marlin.
  • 19 April 2002- USS COLE Recommissioned in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
  • November 03 – May 04 - USS COLE departs for first six-month deployment since recommissioning.
  • May 05 – July 05 – COLE departed for Baltops 2005 in May and returned to Philadelphia, PA for a short port visit before returning to Norfolk, VA