In USS Fitzgerald Disaster, Signs of History Repeating



TOKYO—In late 1985, a U.S. Navy frigate was sailing in the dark near Yokosuka port in Japan when it was hit by a Philippine-registered freighter, tearing a large gash in its right side.

The collision, which caused only minor injuries, bears an uncanny resemblance to the deadly impact in the predawn hours Saturday of the USS Fitzgerald, a destroyer, and a Philippine-flagged cargo vessel 56 nautical miles south of Yokosuka. Seven U.S….



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