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Missing and dead U.S. Navy sailors identified

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/25/17, 12:42 pm

The U.S. Navy on Thursday released the names of the dead and missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain. The destroyer collided with an oil tanker early Monday morning east of Singapore, leaving 10 sailors missing and five injured. Divers found the remains of two missing sailors on Thursday: Electronics Technicians 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, 26, from Suffield, Conn., and Kenneth Aaron Smith, 22, from Norfolk, Va.

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7th Fleet commander fired after series of fatal accidents

by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/23/17, 10:20 am

The U.S. Navy fired the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.” Under Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin’s watch, four of the fleet’s ships suffered accidents that left them damaged and led to the deaths of 17 sailors. “While each of these four incidents is unique, they cannot be viewed in isolation,” said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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Remains of U.S. Navy sailors found aboard damaged destroyer

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/22/17, 08:59 am

Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said divers found the remains of U.S. Navy sailors in a compartment of the USS John S. McCain on Tuesday, a day after the destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore. Ten sailors were missing and five were injured following the accident that tore a large hole in the ship’s left rear hull and flooded crew berths and machinery and communication rooms. “The divers were able to locate some remains in those sealed compartments during their search today,” Swift said.

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