7 missing FITZGERALD sailors recovered

| June 18, 2017 | 29 Comments

According to the Wall Street Journal, the bodies of seven missing sailors from USS FITZGERALD’s collision with a container ship in the Philippine Sea on Friday were all found in wreckage of the ship.

Fox News reports;

The search for seven missing U.S. Navy sailors was called off Sunday after several bodies were recovered from the flooded compartments of the destroyer.

Commander of the Navy’s 7th Fleet told the grim news to reporters at a Navy base in Yokosuka, just south of Tokyo. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin wouldn’t say how many bodies were found but said the identities of the sailors would be released following notification of the families.

The bodies were found in previously flooded compartments, including sleeping quarters.

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  1. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace, Sailors.
    Prayers for the families.

  2. jonp says:

    Darn. RIP Sailors. I’d hoped that against all odds all would be recovered from the sea alive and a little angry at taking a swim.

  3. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    They that go down to the sea in ships.

    Rest your oars brothers. May peace find your family and friends.

  4. OWB says:

    Sad news. RIP, sailors. Peace to your families.

  5. Fair winds and following seas.

  6. AW1Ed says:

    Eternal Father, strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

  7. MustangCryppie says:

    Rest in eternal peace, shipmates.

  8. QM1 says:

    RIP shipmates.

    Fair winds and following seas.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    R.I.P. Sailors, you were taken from us far too soon.

  10. MAC(SW) (RET) says:

    Rest In Peace, shipmates.

  11. Ex-PH2 says:

    I was afraid this would be the report.

    Rest in peace, shipmates.

  12. Airdale (AW) USN ret. says:

    Rest In Peace, shipmates.

  13. Airdale (AW) USN ret. says:

    Rest in peace, shipmates.

  14. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Rest In Peace, shipmates…

  15. Sparks says:

    God rest you well Sailors. May He be with your families now.

  16. HMC Ret says:

    Fair winds and following seas to you and yours and blessings to your family and friends. RIP, Brothers and Sisters (?).

  17. OldSoldier54 says:

    Lord have mercy.

  18. Atkron says:

    Fairwinds and Following Seas Shipmates…

  19. desert says:

    7 seamen is not a number we want to wrap our heads around, but its is not uncommon…on my Westpac Cruise in 1959/1960 we lost 7! The sea is unforgiving!

  20. Bill M says:

    Rest in Peace, your watch is ended.

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