The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) operates under its own power. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) stands by in the background.
The USS Montpelier''s vertical rudder is either under water or has been carried away by the collision. Photo taken as the sub makes its way towards Submarine Base Kings Bay under its own power.
The USS San Jacinto also operates under her own power after colliding with USS Montpelier. San Jacinto was conducting a group sail with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.
Port side view of USS Montpelier headed toward Kings Bay.
USS San Jacinto docked at Naval Station Mayport after the collision.
Crew members prepare for underwater inspection of the USS San Jacinto.
Since the ship hit the submarine at periscope death, any damage to the USS San Jacinto would be below the water line. Divers went in the water to inspect.
The Navy has not released any details of damages to either vessel, but a Pentagon source told the Navy Times that the San Jacinto received damage to its large sonar dome, located at the base of the ship’s bow.