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The decommissioned frigate Curts was sent to the bottom by missile strikes during a US Army exercise

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The decommissioned frigate Curts was sent to the bottom by missile strikes during a US Army exercise

US Navy frigate Curts sank to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean off Guam on Saturday during the Valliant Shield 2020 exercise. For this, missile strikes were made from the air, from the surface and from under the water.


This was reported by the press service of the US Navy.

Commodore of the 15th Destroyer Squadron Captain Stephen Demoss noted that the American navy is capable of suppressing the enemy with firepower, and it can do it from the air, water surface or from a submerged position. According to him, America is capable of applying weapon in all military theaters of the world, anywhere and at any time of your choice.

The decommissioned frigate was used as a target.

The rocket attack on the frigate was made by aircraft of the aircraft carrier wing "Ronald Reagan". At the same time, the missile cruisers Antietam and Shiloh fired anti-ship missiles, and the submarine Chicago fired an underwater missile at the ship. Thus, through joint efforts aviation and Navy ships sank the frigate Curts, which had been decommissioned since 2013.

In addition, on Sunday, cruiser Antietam fired Tomahawk missiles on the Farallon de Medinilla training ground, located on a small island near Guam.

Valliant Shield has been held every two years since 2006. Now they are taking place in Guam and the Mariana Islands region. The exercise will end on September 25.

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  1. Krasnodar
    Krasnodar 22 September 2020 11: 38
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    How many missiles do you need to sink an old frigate?
    1. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 22 September 2020 11: 47
      -5
      Quote: Krasnodar
      How many missiles do you need to sink an old frigate?

      How much was! laughing Well, he did not want to sink under the blows of the most powerful army and navy in the world. It's good that they didn't hit him with a vigorous loaf belay
      Greetings! hi
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 22 September 2020 12: 00
        +2
        Greetings, Alex hi
        Once I saw an aircraft carrier in the port of Haifa - I thought, what was there for a new large building built laughing Then how many non-nuclear ammunition does it need? ))
        1. Hunter 2
          Hunter 2 22 September 2020 12: 04
          -3
          Here buddy how lucky request maybe one will be enough!
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 22 September 2020 12: 05
            -1
            If immediately in the storage of aviation ammunition?
            1. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 22 September 2020 12: 16
              -1
              Quote: Krasnodar
              If immediately in the storage of aviation ammunition?

              Or fuel wink
              1. askort154
                askort154 22 September 2020 13: 38
                +2
                Hunter 2 .....Or fuel

                Alexey, in support of you. In the history of the United States, there has already been a sad case. In 1967. on the Forrestal aircraft carrier an F-4B fighter-bomber preparing to taxi (pilot John McCain) involuntarily (as it were) launched a Zuni rocket. The rocket did not explode, but hit the fuel tank in front of the aircraft. The fuel spilled on the deck ignited, a fire began, spreading to other aircraft.
                The fire brigade could not cope quickly. As a result of the fire, 134 people died and 164 were injured. The aircraft carrier has been decommissioned
                for a long time, underwent dock repairs. McCain was found not guilty - his father was then admiral of the US Navy.
                So, even one "racket" (far from a "zerkon") - can disable for a long time, "not sink" US aircraft carrier. hi
                1. Pashhenko Nikolay
                  Pashhenko Nikolay 22 September 2020 14: 58
                  +2
                  There was no McCain anywhere near. The plane was preparing to take off and was without a pilot. Details of the incident are publicly available in detail.
                  1. askort154
                    askort154 22 September 2020 15: 26
                    +1
                    Pashhenko Nikolay ....No McCain was there and was not close. The plane was preparing to fly and was without a pilot. Details of the incident are publicly available in detail.

                    There was a lot of gossip around this accident on the aircraft carrier. For some reason, the surviving colleagues blamed McCain. McCain himself in his memoirs recalled a completely different version, exposing himself
                    miraculously surviving hero. That the rocket hit his plane. And colleagues, stubbornly stated that the commission did everything so that a shadow would not fall on the son of the admiral of the fleet.
                    I gave an example of this event, focusing not on McCain, but on the vulnerability of an aircraft carrier in the most seemingly incredible scenario. hi
        2. Hog
          Hog 22 September 2020 12: 16
          +5
          Quote: Krasnodar
          Greetings, Alex hi
          Once I saw an aircraft carrier in the port of Haifa - I thought, what was there for a new large building built laughing Then how many non-nuclear ammunition does it need? ))

          One hit is enough, it is enough to damage the catapult and take-off in the bow.
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 22 September 2020 12: 18
            0
            Well, this is for depriving functionality (permanent?)
            1. Ingvar 72
              Ingvar 72 22 September 2020 12: 22
              +2
              Quote: Krasnodar
              Well this is for depriving functionality

              Without a flight wing, the entire AUG loses very much in combat effectiveness, and becomes an easier target. hi
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 22 September 2020 12: 25
                +3
                I completely agree, the question is - can they fix it within, say, hours? Surely something like this is provided for the aircraft carrier, and it also seems to me that it is more expedient to demolish the control room
            2. Hunter 2
              Hunter 2 22 September 2020 12: 22
              -8
              Comrad Hog wrote everything Correctly in order to remove this bandura from the units - it is enough just to hit the deck, then it will be a floating warehouse.
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 22 September 2020 12: 26
                +3
                And is it beyond repair? Is there nothing for this on the ship itself? Maybe it was better to demolish the cabin with the electronics and the command post?
                1. Hunter 2
                  Hunter 2 22 September 2020 12: 29
                  -9
                  Quote: Krasnodar
                  And is it beyond repair? Is there nothing for this on the ship itself? Maybe it was better to demolish the cabin with the electronics and the command post?

                  On the water ... well, very difficult to recover! Besides Aviation, mattress aviks have no means of attack, Kuzi, by the way, has!
                  1. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 22 September 2020 15: 55
                    +2
                    If not provided, the floating airfield turns into a floating canteen, hospital and baseball court ..))
          2. SovAr238A
            SovAr238A 22 September 2020 19: 04
            -2
            Quote: Hog

            One hit is enough, it is enough to damage the catapult and take-off in the bow.


            Those. do you know about the catapults on the landing deck?
            1. Hog
              Hog 23 September 2020 08: 02
              +2
              Quote: SovAr238A
              Quote: Hog

              One hit is enough, it is enough to damage the catapult and take-off in the bow.


              Those. do you know about the catapults on the landing deck?

              And they are probably in the stern?
              Or do you think the hit will do without consequences for the catapults / deck?
              Do not forget each catapult has a length of more than a hundred meters and any damage to the deck covering puts them out of action (this is not a springboard for you).
          3. ZEMCH
            ZEMCH 24 September 2020 00: 39
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            One hit is enough, just damage the catapult and take-off in the bow

            When I was young, I read a review of unwanted hits on an American aircraft carrier; the review was done by former Nimitz commander. So - the most dangerous, when penetrating damage to the upper deck in the stern area. Airplanes cannot land, and if they do not reach the shore, they can eject, and the plane into the water)))
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 22 September 2020 11: 55
      +6
      The set of the hull of a warship is very different from the set of a civilian steamer. Everything depends on luck, where to get. It is desirable to go to the engine room, with an adjacent bulkhead. To destroy two compartments at once. And it is better to go to the ammunition cellar. The Malvinas showed that one "pill" is enough. forget all the fuel and ammunition have been unloaded on the target, the inter-compartment doors are closed, or maybe welded, for watertightness. The target must stay on the water until everyone has shot. hi
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 22 September 2020 12: 01
        +2
        I agree - he is less "explosive"
    3. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 22 September 2020 12: 00
      +6
      Quote: Krasnodar
      How many missiles do you need to sink an old frigate?

      Are you suggesting just using one welder from the repair crew of the USS Bonhomme Richard landing ship? repeat
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 22 September 2020 12: 06
        -2
        Then there are the painters who want to leave work early. And the most epic example, lovers of a beautiful video frame. An explosion inside the tower of the battleship Iowa, if I’m not mistaken in the shaggy 80s. A sick nation, what can you take from them, they should become famous! hi
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 22 September 2020 19: 39
          0
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Then there are the painters who want to leave work early. And the most epic example, lovers of a beautiful video frame. An explosion inside the tower of the battleship Iowa, if I’m not mistaken in the shaggy 80s. A sick nation, what can you take from them, they should become famous! hi


          Why did the Eagle catch fire?
          Why did Tomsk catch fire?
          How did the B-37 die?
          What happened at K-11?
          How did K-431 die?

          Are these not epic examples?
          Also wanted to become famous?
          Or is it just a sick nation too?

          When you find specks in someone else's eye, do not forget about your logs ...

          And yes ...
          Following ...
          Dock "non-floating" and fire on Kuza - have you already forgotten?
          1. tralflot1832
            tralflot1832 22 September 2020 19: 46
            -1
            Do not confuse scrambled eggs with God's finger, my examples are sabotage, for which US citizens are convicted as criminals and serve mind-boggling sentences. Your examples, this is a violation of safety rules. This is not for me. The conversation is over.
            1. SovAr238A
              SovAr238A 22 September 2020 20: 26
              -2
              Quote: tralflot1832
              Do not confuse scrambled eggs with God's finger, my examples are sabotage, for which US citizens are convicted as criminals and serve mind-boggling sentences. Your examples, this is a violation of safety rules. This is not for me. The conversation is over.


              You will shut your wife's mouth, okay?
              Or cover yourself with a rag and do not shine ..
              You are on a public forum, and half a day will receive as much as they deem necessary to answer you ...

              What is the difference in the reasons for safety violations? Deliberate or unconscious? Just bewildered or indiscriminate carelessness and doing everything "at random" ???

              What is the difference if the ships burn, explode, sink - through the fault of specific people and their actions?
              If the result is the same.
              Nuclear disaster, fire, drowning ...
              1. tralflot1832
                tralflot1832 22 September 2020 20: 44
                -2
                Eka how to start up. Keep yourself in hand. First, we read what is written and do not impose our opinion. According to safety measures at the Russian Navy, this is not for me. Although I have been at sea for 25 years and I just barely know how to work so that the ship does not burn ..
      2. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 22 September 2020 12: 07
        -1
        No, I am considering how effective a strike on the 6th, say, fleet, with those in the Mediterranean and strategists, will be.
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 22 September 2020 15: 41
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          Who can tell us how and how they will beat the 6th fleet. Only now the facts of the 70s and 80s are emerging. It is difficult to drown an aircraft without special ammunition. It has too many compartments. deck vigorous loaf and in kings. Americans have aviks 2 world in a kilometer raali nuclear bombs. So they stayed afloat. belay repeat
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 22 September 2020 15: 56
            0
            The loaf is strong - it's just TMV.
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 22 September 2020 16: 49
              +1
              So you can drown Avik with conventional (you can't say it without a bottle) ammunition, also TMV. A gang of peacekeepers entered the Persian Gulf in the morning, they are masters of provocations. An explosion in the raid of Havana under the Spaniards, an incident in the Gulf of Tonkin. The right drivers are still there. what to the Armenians in the store for booze drinks good
              1. Krasnodar
                Krasnodar 22 September 2020 16: 51
                -1
                Not - for each sunk aircraft carrier will fire at the shipyard with Kuzya drinks laughing
                1. tralflot1832
                  tralflot1832 22 September 2020 17: 01
                  0
                  We need to take care of Kuzya, he is the only one with us. And if anything, the Amrikans have 9 more left, are they really so tight-fisted! drinks crying
          2. Kvazar
            Kvazar 22 September 2020 20: 13
            +1
            Quote: tralflot1832
            Who can tell us how and how they will beat the 6th fleet. Only now the facts of the 70s and 80s are emerging. It is difficult to drown an aircraft without special ammunition. It has too many compartments. deck vigorous loaf and in kings. Americans have aviks 2 world in a kilometer raali nuclear bombs. So they stayed afloat. belay repeat

            Suddenly they wrote about this and published literature in the USSR back in the 80s (until now, a book about the fleet is how what and why), too lazy to look for a year around 1985. And everything is detailed there. LUG (Battleship Strike Group) and AUG (Aircraft Carrier Strike Group) were equal in strangulation difficulty!
            And this is in the literature that passed the qualification (that is, they were going to drown them completely differently, as it were already then).
            1. tralflot1832
              tralflot1832 22 September 2020 20: 17
              -1
              If I am not mistaken, our artel cruisers were chasing Aviks in order to prevent a massive takeoff. hi
  2. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 22 September 2020 11: 52
    +2
    The decommissioned frigate was used as a target.
    ..The target at the bottom will become the base for the corals.
    1. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 22 September 2020 11: 59
      +2
      Quote: Daniil Konovalenko
      The target at the bottom will become the base for the corals.

      there are great depths, corals practically do not grow, but all sorts of sea reptiles will master a new home
      1. Daniil Konovalenko
        Daniil Konovalenko 22 September 2020 12: 14
        +5
        It doesn't matter, the main thing is a second life will begin, a second home will be for someone ..
  3. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 22 September 2020 12: 03
    -4
    The non-brothers are in mourning, they could sell them.
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 22 September 2020 12: 24
    +1
    Yes, not so much, judging by the combat use (RCC) "Exocet AM.39" on the frigate "Stark"
    The incident with the frigate Stark occurred in the Persian Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War. On May 17, 1987, the Mirage F1 aircraft of the Iraqi Air Force mistakenly attacked the Exoset AM.39 anti-ship missiles (RCC) by the US frigate USS Stark (FFG-31). As a result of the attack, a fire broke out, the ship received severe injuries, 37 sailors were killed and 21 were injured. The Iraqi government subsequently apologized to the American side. This was the first ever successful attack by an anti-ship missile of a U.S. Navy ship.


    1. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 22 September 2020 15: 45
      -1
      Perry is not the most successful destroyer project. The type of military "Liberty"; but there are many. Then they emerged from the crisis of the Navy with this type. hi
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 22 September 2020 19: 41
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        Quote: tralflot1832
        Perry is not the most successful destroyer project. The type of military "Liberty"; but there are many. Then they emerged from the crisis of the Navy with this type. hi

        Perry is a frigate.
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 22 September 2020 20: 19
          -1
          Remark taken by frigate.
  5. orionvitt
    orionvitt 22 September 2020 12: 47
    +4
    Well, where is the footage of the strike itself? Showed a couple of F-18s and that's it. Maybe they missed? laughing
  6. Sergey Obraztsov
    Sergey Obraztsov 22 September 2020 13: 04
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    The FFG38 Curts entered the US Navy in October 1983 and was the 29th FFG-7 class frigate (OH Perry). In total, from 1977 to 1989, 51 frigates of this type entered the American fleet. In 2013, there were 19 units in the ranks and another 8 were in reserve.

    FFG-7 type frigates have a length of 138,8 m, a displacement of 4100 tons, armament: one 76-mm gun mount, MZAK Phalanx, two 25-mm gun mounts, 12,7-mm machine guns and two helicopters. They will be replaced by new Coastal Combat Ships (LCS).
  7. Kvazar
    Kvazar 22 September 2020 20: 04
    +1
    Quote: Hunter 2
    Comrad Hog wrote everything Correctly in order to remove this bandura from the units - it is enough just to hit the deck, then it will be a floating warehouse.

    Not quite right, however. As shown by the tests of the aircraft carrier Zepelin by the USSR aviation. you just put it out of action. The fire on the aircraft carrier given above is also indicative on the deck, 8 half-ton bombs exploded, as it were (analogous to FAB500). Considering that aircraft carriers have become "slightly more" armored since that time, this is an indicator. 8 half-ton bombs were only disabled.
    It is for this reason that Aircraft carriers (yes, they have not only decks, but also armored sides) in the USSR were considered the most difficult targets and were equated with Iowa-class battleships. For the same reason, heavy supersonic anti-ship missiles were built only in the USSR. At the same time, the drowning of AUG and IUG went in at least 2 stages.
    1. Delivering nuclear strikes by a flock in the "Square" (because because of the electronic warfare nichrome is not visible)
    2. After reducing the effectiveness of electronic warfare, the second strike is again massively (and all this with heavy supersonic anti-ship missiles).

    Modern lightweight AUG or LUG ASGs won't do anything at all.
    1. unhappy
      unhappy 23 September 2020 08: 53
      0
      Disruption of a combat mission (aviation cannot take off) is it okay?
      At sea, repairs cannot be carried out, you must return to the base, reflecting repeated attacks. But everything is fine, the ships are afloat laughing
  8. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 22 September 2020 23: 42
    0
    Americans have been doing this show since the days of Billy Mitchell. Remember the Ostfriesland drowning circus?