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Navy Ship, Sub Collide Off Fla. Coast
USS Montpelier hit by Navy cruiser as it was ascending
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2012 6:37 AM CDT
The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto in the Atlantic, June 6, 2012. The submarine USS Montpelier and San Jacinto collided yesterday during routine training.   (AP Photo/US Navy, Specialist 1st Class Tommy Lamkin)

(Newser) – A nuclear-powered submarine belonging to the US Navy chose the wrong moment to stick its head up yesterday: The USS Montpelier was apparently ascending to periscope depth in waters off the coast of Jacksonville, reports the Navy Times, when it collided with the USS San Jacinto, an Aegis class Navy cruiser. Both ships continued to operate under their own power and the Montpelier's nuclear power plant emerged unscathed, though the San Jacinto's sonar dome suffered damage. No injuries were reported. Both the San Jacinto and Montpelier were conducting routine training, and the Navy is investigating.

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TonyVentana
Oct 16, 2012 9:22 PM CDT
Two ships' captains just had their careers end, probably due to a low rank guy(s) doping off!
Kookey90
Oct 16, 2012 6:13 PM CDT
Here are two USN ship captains who will never see another promotion.
Rugger1
Oct 15, 2012 1:49 PM CDT
Career over for the sub commander.