Danish training tall ship contacted US brand new littoral combat ship

Danish Training Tall Ship DANMARK contacted wooden piles and then docked brand new US littoral combat ship USS MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL LCS 21) shortly after 1100 LT Sep 11 at Baltimore Inner Harbor, while being towed out of port. Both ships reportedly, sustained minor damages. Tall ship was towed from inner harbor and anchored in Baltimore harbor, Patapsco river, remained at anchor as of 2345 LT Sep 11. Tall ship is bound for New York after taking part in Maryland Fleet Week festivities in Baltimore.
Danish Training Tall Ship DANMARK, IMO 5086279, GT 790, built 1933, full-rigged 3-mast sailing ship, crew 15, trainees 80.
Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy USS MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL (LCS 21), MMSI 368926299, displacement 3900, commissioned May 2022, speed 45 knots, crew up to 50, mission crew, 2 helicopters, guns, missiles, torpedoes.



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