The brand new USS Minneapolis-St. The combat ship Paul Littoral was damaged by a huge Danish sailboat while docked in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Sunday.
Video taken by Twitter user Charles Degliomini shows the training ship Danmark crashing into the USS Minneapolis-St. Paul, with railings on the ship destroyed.
Warning: The video contains offensive language.
The US Navy said no sailors were injured in the incident.
“No U.S. Navy personnel were injured and no serious damage was sustained aboard USS Minneapolis St. Paul (LCS 21) when the Danish training ship Danmark made contact with the docked LCS while that the Danish vessel was en route from Baltimore Inner Harbor on September 11, 2022,” a U.S. Navy spokesperson said in a statement.
“The ships were in port participating in what has been a fantastic week in Baltimore for Maryland Fleet Week and Flyover Baltimore.”
According to the US Navy, the Maryland Fleet Week started on September 7 and ends on Tuesday September 13. Several ships are in the area for the event.
The fully rigged, steel-hulled Danmark made her first port of call in Baltimore in 1939, the Baltimore Sun reported.
The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul was officially launched in Duluth on May 21, 2022. She was the first Navy ship to be commissioned in the state. She was built in Marinette, Wisconsin, and her homeport is in Florida.
It is the second ship to honor both Minneapolis and St. Paul with its name, the first having been launched in 1983. The nearly 400-foot vessel, which carries a crew of 110, was launched in 2019 and completed trials a year later. He was then sent to the Navy at the end of 2021.