Terrorist: U.S.S. Cole

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Terrorist: U.S.S. Cole Gender: N/A
U.S.S. Cole
born on 12 October 2000 at 11:18 (= 11:18 AM )
Place Aden, Yemen, 12n45, 45e12
Timezone BGT h3e (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°19' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 06°45 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 04°52'


American destroyer damaged by a terrorist attack, ripping a huge explosion in the hull. On Thursday, October 12, 2000, at 5:15 AM Washington time, a large explosion blew a hole in the hull of the USS Cole as she was mooring at Aden, Yemen, to refuel. According to current reports, five sailors are dead, 36 are wounded, and 12 are still missing. These numbers are likely to change as we learn more.

The Navy later reported a 57-minute error in the Cole attack explosion, releasing the following news brief: The Oct. 12 explosion that ripped the destroyer USS Cole occurred nearly an hour earlier than originally thought, according to Navy officials.

The officials said that the ship's records place the terrorist bomb blast at 11:18 AM rather than 12:15 PM, as the Navy previously reported. Yemeni time is seven hours ahead of New York. The officials said the Cole completed mooring operations at 9:30 AM, refueling started at 10:30 AM and was ongoing at the time of the attack. The explosion caused the Cole to lose power and disabled all onboard communications.

The Navy completed recovery of all victims in USS Cole explosion. The blast appeared to be the result of an explosion on board a small boat as it approached Cole on the morning of Oct. 12 in Aden, Yemen, shortly after

the destroyer tied up to take on fuel at a fuel "dolphin."

The explosion occurred at 11:18 a.m. Bahrain time (4:18 a.m. EDT).

The USS Cole was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS and its launch date was 2/10/1995.

Source Notes

CeCe Stevens quotes news on ACT 10/2000


  • Mundane : Political : Terrorist attacks (American destroyer attached)