USS Cole (DDG-67)
Attack on the Cole
On October 12, 2000, during a refueling visit at Aden, Yemen, she was struck by an explosive-carrying small-boat, operated by two members of al-Qaeda, who carried out a suicide attack. 17 United States sailors were killed. Cdr. Kirk Lippold was in command.
Returned to the United States on the heavy-lift ship SS Blue Marlin, she was recommissioned on April 19, 2002, and returned to operational duty in November 2003.
- USS Cole (DDG-67) homepage
- Raphael F Perl (September 1, 1998), Terrorism: U. S. Response to Bombings in Kenya and Tanzania: A New Policy Direction?, Congressional Research Service, CRS Order Code 98-733 F