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Sinkex Video: Watch The Navy Sink Its Own Ship In The Pacific Ocean

October 30, 2015

Navy “Sinkex” exercises are when our Navy see what it takes to sink a ship. They either sink it themselves or in conjunction with other nations as part of training exercises.

The ex-USS Ogden (LPD 5) & ex-USS Tuscaloosa (LST 1187) are fired upon by harpoon missiles from the Republic of Korea (ROKS) submarine LeeSunSin (SS 068) and by a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310) during a SINKEX as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.


Check out the images below and the video at the end!

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The ship gets hit a few times and slowly starts flipping.
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The process is actually pretty quick.Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 7.54.48 AM

Capsized!Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 7.54.54 AM

Completely done.Screen Shot 2015-10-30 at 7.55.07 AMWatch the video!

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