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U.S. Navy, Citing Poor Seamanship, Removes Commanders of USS Fitzgerald Over Deadly Collision

The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on Friday.  By Idrees Ali and Tim Kelly WASHINGTON/TOKYO, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted […] The post U.
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