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Submarine officers fired after periscope hits boat

No one was injured by a Jan. 10 collision in the Persian Gulf, the Navy reports

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 11, 2013

~~<p>The commanding officer and executive officer of the submarine USS Jacksonville, based at Pearl Harbor, were relieved of duty Sunday because the sub's periscope struck a vessel last month while operating in the Persian Gulf, Navy officials said.</p>
<p>The relief of Cmdr. Nathan Sukols and Lt. Cmdr. Lauren Allen came following an investigation and administrative hearing known as an &quot;admiral's mast,&quot; held in Manama, Bahrain, the Navy said.</p>
~~

The commanding officer and executive officer of the submarine USS Jacksonville, based at Pearl Harbor, were relieved of duty Sunday because the sub's periscope struck a vessel last month while operating in the Persian Gulf, Navy officials said.

The relief of Cmdr. Nathan Sukols and Lt. Cmdr. Lauren Allen came following an investigation and administrative hearing known as an "admiral's mast," held in Manama, Bahrain, the Navy said. Login for more...



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