Monday, January 21, 2008

Ship versus ship: The United States versus Iran

In all the coverage I'd read about the recent confrontations between our and Iranian ships, I only saw pictures of the Iranian ships. So, here are the American ships involved in the January 6, 2008 confrontation:

USS Ingraham, link
U.S. Navy Frigate
453 feet long

USS Hopper, link
U.S. Navy Guided-Missile Destroyer
505 feet long

Port Royal, link
U.S. Navy Guided-Missile Cruiser
567 feet long

A picture of one of Iran's patrol boats, five of which were involved:

link to NYTimes story