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Somali Pirates Attack US Cruiser

Not very smart these guys. Picked a fight they were never going to win. Let the fun begin.

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  1. slimchung
    slimchung Jul 12, 2012

    musta been high on ch'aat

  2. 9149379
    9149379 Jul 12, 2012

    That was a lot of ordinace to sink a piece of drift wood ...

  3. 13165688
    13165688 Jul 12, 2012

    Kinda poor shooting, Navy. Aren't you taking that "global force for good" thing a bit to far? Sometimes you gotta be a global force that will light 'em up!

  4. OldRotorHead
    OldRotorHead Jul 12, 2012

    Should have just opened up on them with the phalanx guns. Leave the chum slick for the sharks. Get it all on video and make some stills of it. Post the videos and stills in the ports they sailed from. Make sure all the wannabes know this is the fate that awaits them.

  5. Daboi1der
    Daboi1der Jul 13, 2012

    that was poor shooting and where were the 25mm

  6. twright21
    twright21 Jul 13, 2012

    I definately would not have put that video on utube. Come on Navy, that was horrible shooting. Train more please.

  7. IllinoisJohn
    IllinoisJohn Jul 13, 2012

    sorry old fed, didn't see your post before I added mine.

  8. 20591907
    20591907 Jul 14, 2012

    1 out of 6 isn't bad. What you should have done was is destroy all 6 of them, and watch the sharks rip into them !!!

  9. Boldar_Torkrest
    Boldar_Torkrest Jul 14, 2012

    This is some of the stuff I had to do in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Arabia, and the Persian Gulf. Get some!

  10. 13657540
    13657540 Jul 14, 2012

    The pirates KNOW the US will Never shoot to kill them....too afraid of International repercussions??? This Video is a good Navy PR stunt.....

  11. Rappini
    Rappini Jul 17, 2012

    I have only one complaint, why did it take the Navy so long to blow them up or were they just practicing.

  12. 28136105
    28136105 Jul 17, 2012

    Everybody's saying the same thing... My thinking also, what are these guys shooting at? Jeez, get it over...with that much of our tax dollars involved with all that lead, I would've expected 6 dinks blown up instead of just 1! Get on it Navy boys, quit closing your eyes when you shoot!

  13. Shellback99
    Shellback99 Jul 19, 2012

    Those gunners need a bit more training .

  14. sherpanam
    sherpanam Jul 21, 2012

    There use to be a day when Marine s were detached to cruisers. They were sure needed to man the small guns on this video

  15. Icebaron2012
    Icebaron2012 Jul 21, 2012

    if you look at 2:50 or so they are lightening em up with the 20mm AC..they are stitching the water to warn em off..screw international reprocussions..sink em leave em for the sharks..most countries save their own want em gone for good.

  16. shawn_mcfadden
    shawn_mcfadden Jul 22, 2012

    A message to Somali Pirates, mess with the U.S. Navy, you become target practice!!!! Those fools don't realize Navy gunners have itchy trigger fingers. BTW, save some for me!! I'll be there in a couple of months.

  17. 13424126
    13424126 Jul 22, 2012

    Geez, I'm not even in the military and I could shoot better than that. Almost looked like they were trying to shot around them and accidentally hit one of them.

  18. Easternsailor_PA88
    Easternsailor_PA88 Jul 24, 2012

    Sailors always give the Warnings First and Stay away at least 500 mi from Our ships! come close and Shoot Shoot...

  19. dockrick
    dockrick May 15, 2013

    GOD , who's firing the guns ,,miss much, and this is our navy?

  20. dockrick
    dockrick Oct 26, 2013

    GOD!!! what lousy shots.

  21. 32394160
    32394160 May 07, 2014

    Grade B video Grade D photshop Rough water for the Somalis, no bow wave or waves along cruiser. Gunfire seems to be coming from camera location, not from cruiser. Kind of wonder where the camera was "mounted", maybe on a skyhook.

  22. 14811050
    14811050 Nov 23, 2014

    Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa.......that's right !

  23. HammerHead13FOX
    HammerHead13FOX Nov 26, 2014

    Looks like the Navy Boys need a little marksmanship training. Why not get that 5 inch gun going and get a little target practice and make driftwood out of those boats, lets hope when they have to shoot at the Iranians's speedboats that their aim is better

  24. Chockblock
    Chockblock Nov 26, 2014

    Dang some got away

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