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USS COLE (DDG-67)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NDDG

CLASS - BURKE Flight I As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 504' 7" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/54 RF, 2 Phalanx 20mm Guns, 90 VLS Cells,
8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Litton - Ingalls, Pascagoula Miss. on February 28 1994.
Launched February 10 1995 and commissioned June 8 1996.
Heavily damaged by terrorists while in Aden October 12 2000. Returned to duty in Norfolk April 19 2002.
17 of her crew were lost and remain on duty.
Active unit of the US. Navy.
Homeported at Norfolk Virginia.

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Cole 76kSergeant Darrell Samuel Cole (July 20, 1920 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the United States' highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his "conspicuous gallantry" at the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Although he was originally assigned to play the bugle, Sergeant Cole repeatedly requested that his rating be changed from field musician to machine-gunner. Although rated as a bugler he fought as a machine-gunner in several major campaigns of World War II including Guadalcanal, Tinian, and Saipan. On his fourth request to change his rating to machine-gunner the request was approved 4 months before he was sent into combat again on Iwo Jima. During the battle, in the face of tremendous small-arms, artillery and mortar fire that day, Cole led his men against Japanese defenses. After the unit's progress was halted by three enemy pillboxes, he resumed the advance, at times by himself. Armed with only a pistol and grenades, he made a series of attacks against the hostile strong points. His third assault destroyed the Japanese position, but Cole was killed while making his way back to his squad by an enemy grenade. In addition to the Medal of Honor and Bronze Star Medal, Sergeant Cole was awarded the Purple Heart with Gold Star in lieu of a second award, the Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Photo courtesy of the USMC History Division.Steven A. Cardali/Bill Gonyo
Cole 49kArtist's conception of the Cole as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Cole 190kUSS Cole (DDG-67) poster courtesy of Lockheed Martin.Bill Gonyo
Cole 174kArtist's rendering of the USS Cole DDG-67.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 80kUndated, location unknown.-
Cole 102kUndated, location unknown.Wendell R McLaughlin Jr
Cole 56kUndated, location unknown.Bill Gonyo
Cole 114kUndated, location unknown.Jack Treutle
Cole 91kChristening Coin for Cole DDG-67 on 8 April 1995.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 54kChristening Program for the Cole DDG-67. The event was held at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascacoula, MS on 8 April 1995.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 118kUSS Cole (DDG 67) underway in the Persian Gulf in support of the Southwest Asia build-up in March 1998.Edward H. Cleary
Cole 163kTransiting the Hudson River and preparing to dock during Fleetweek 2000 in New York City during May 2000.Tom Schneider
Cole 181kAs above.Tom Schneider
Cole 37kBarcelona, Spain August 21 2000.Marc Piché
Cole 240kAt Villefranche August 30 2000.Carlo Martinelli
Cole 82kAt Villefranche August 30 2000.Carlo Martinelli
Cole 73kEastern Atlantic, Sep 14 2000, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) underway to the Mediterranean Sea, approximately one month before being attacked by a terrorist-suicide mission in the early morning hours of October 12th, 2000, while refueling in the port city of Aden, Yemen, U.S. Navy Photo.Fabio Peña
Cole 153k001015-N-0000X-001. Port of Aden, Yemen, October 13 2000, a high angle port beam view of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) moored to a refueling platform in the Port of Aden, Yemen. The hole located amidships was caused by a terrorist attack yesterday, which killed seventeen sailors and injured another thirty nine on board. U.S. Navy photo.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 167kAden, Yemen, Oct 29 2000, USS Cole (DDG 67) showing the results of an attack that killed 17 of her crew and injured 39 others, is towed away from the port city of Aden, Yemen, into open sea by the Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) today. U.S. Marine Corps photo.Fred Weiss
Cole 79kPicture of the 35ft (10.6m) hole in the side of USS Cole (DDG-67).Robert Hurst
Cole 78kClose up of the damage during the terrorist attack in AdenEd Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 69kOn her way home for repairsEd Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 81kAnother viewEd Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 45kArriving at Litton-Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, MS for repairs December 13 2000.Ed Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 44kAnother viewEd Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 145kAnother viewEd Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 208k001031-M-5978M-005. Aden, Yemen, October 31 2000, USS Cole (DDG 67) lifted aboard the MV Blue Marlin, a Norwegian dry dock vessel. The COLE was bombed by terrorists in port on 12 October. The Blue Marlin is transporting the damaged destoyer to the Litton-Ingalls Shipyard at Pascacoula, Miss. USMC photo by Sgt. M.C. Miller.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 91kPascagoula, Miss., Dec 24 2000, two tug boats gently push USS Cole (DDG 67) to Pier 4 of the Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., on Dec. 24, 2000. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer was the target of a terrorist attack in Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12, during a scheduled refueling. The attack killed 17 crew members and injured 39 others. U.S. Navy photo.Fred Weiss
Cole 182kJanuary 2001 on Ingall's launch pontoon.Ed Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 66k14 January 2001 moved onto land at Ingall's.Ed Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 70kOctober 2001, back in the water at Ingall's in preparation to return to the Fleet.Ed Izzi, USS Allen M. Sumner Reunion Association
Cole 141kHundreds of workers at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operation, Pascagoula, Miss. and Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair Pascagoula were on hand for the departure ceremony for USS Cole (DDG 67) on April 19, 2002. Cole returned to the fleet following a 14-month repair effort in Pascagoula. Photo by Chief Journalist David Nagle.Bill Gonyo
Cole 113kUSS Cole (DDG 67) Sailors man the rails before getting underway in Pascagoula, Miss. on April 19, 2002. Photo by Chief Journalist David Nagle.Bill Gonyo
Cole 225kUSS Cole (DDG-67) underway, probably soon after completion of repairs in 2002. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106841-KN.Robert Hurst
Cole 67kNaval Station Norfolk, Va., Apr. 25, 2002. Crewmembers "man the rail" as the destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returns to her homeport of Norfolk, Va. Cole has been at the Northrop Grumman Ship System facility in Pascagoula, Miss., for the past 14 months undergoing repairs after a terrorist bomb blew a hole in her port side while refueling in the port city of Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors. Forty of the crew on board at the time of the attack have elected to remain on Cole. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Tina M. Ackerman. [020425-N-1110A-506].Fabio Peña
Cole 90kThe US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67) gets underway after completing extensive repairs to the ships hull and interior spaces. Visible as she pulls away from the pier is her newly repaired port side hull and superstructure. April 2002.Steven A. Cardali
Cole 199k020419-N-0000B-001. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operations, Pascagoula, MS, April 19 2002, hundreds of people wave flags and show their support for the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) as it leaves Pascagoula, MS, to return to its homeport in Norfolk, VA. The Cole has been in Pascagoula for the past 14 months undergoing repairs after a terrorist bomb blew a hole in the port side while refueling in the port city of Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12, 2000, killing 17 sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Stacey Byington.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 156k020419-N-0000B-002. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operations, Pascagoula, MS, April 19 2002, the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) heads out to sea to rejoin the U.S. Navy fleet, following 14 months of repairs after a terrorist bomb blew a hole in the port side of the ship while refueling in the port city of Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12, 2000, killing 17 sailors. Pascagoula area pleasure fishermen out in their boats helped escort the Cole out to sea. U.S. Navy photo by Stacey Byington.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 60kNaval Station Norfolk, VA. May 7, 2002 Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, (Far Right) stands with members of the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Honor Guard and Mr. Jon Clodfelter, second from left, father of hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Kenneth Clodfelter, one of the Seventeen sailors killed aboard the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Cole DDG-67 on October 12, 2000. while refueling in the Port city of Aden, Yemen. Gov. Warner visited the installation to sign a bill authorizing the production and sale of a Commemorative license plate honoring those who lost their lives during the attack on the Cole. The plates will be available through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles this year. US Navy Photo by Journalist 3rd Class Dani Letina.Steven A. Cardali
Cole 178kA series of 7 images of the Memorials to the lost members of the Cole's Crew and SGT Cole including the on the Messdecks, The COLE memorial, The Hall of Heros and a sketch by Peter Hsu.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG-67
Cole 132kAs above.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG-67
Cole 106kAs above.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG-67
Cole 100kAs above.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG-67
Cole 88kAs above.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG-67
Cole 156kAs above.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG-67
Cole 116kAs above.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG-67
Cole 82kAt sea with USS Cole, August 9 2002, the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) steams off the coast of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico conducting Combat System Ship Qualification Trials with Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA). NAVSEA is verifying Cole's combat systems and providing realistic combat training scenarios. Cole recently completed 14 months of shipboard repairs in Pascagoula, Miss., following an Oct. 12, 2000, terrorist attack in the port city of Aden, Yemen, that killed 17 Cole Sailors. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class James Elliott. [020809-N-6641E-502].Fabio Peña
Cole 122kAt sea with the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) August 9 2002, USS Cole steams off the coast of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico conducting Combat Systems Ship Qualification Trials with Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA). Cole recently completed 14 months of shipboard repairs in Pascagoula, Miss., following an Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack that killed 17 Sailors in the port city of Aden, Yemen. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class James Elliott.Fred Weiss
Cole 66kSeptember 5 2003, left to right, USS Thorn (DD 988), USS Cole (DDG 67), and USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), members of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, perform divisional tactics while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo.Fred Weiss
Cole 96k030905-N-5471P-005 Atlantic Ocean, September 5 2003, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group ships, USS Thorn (DD 988), USS Cole (DDG 67), and the USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), perform divisional tactics while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. The guided missile destroyers are conducting work-ups before an upcoming six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Aaron Peterson.Bill Gonyo
Cole 99k2004, location unknown.HMC(SW) Charles T. Canterbury
Cole 60kUSS COLE (DDG-67), Norfolk, VA, May 27 2004, sailors from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76 ) man the rails, as USS Cole (DDG 67) returns from deployment. USN Photo 040527-N-8213G-005.Steven A. Cardali
Cole 101k040527-N-7631T-019. Naval Station Norfolk, VA, May 27 2004, guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) prepares to moor pierside during homecoming celebrations, at the conclusion of their deployment in support of the global war of terrorism (GWOT). Cole completed its first six-month deployment since October 2000 when it was hit by terrorists. Cole was assigned to the Standing Naval Forces Mediterranean (SNFM) conducting operations in support of Operation Active Endeavor. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Kevin Tidwell.Bill Gonyo
Cole 94k050205-N-0295M-002. Norfolk, VA, February 5 2005, the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) sits moored to the pier in her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, Va. Guided missile destroyers operate in support of carrier battle groups, surface action groups, amphibious groups, and replenishment groups. Destroyers primarily perform anti-submarine warfare duty while guided missile destroyers are multi-mission (anti-submarine, anti-air, and anti-surface warfare) surface combatants. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain.Bill Gonyo
Cole 77k050205-N-0295M-003. Norfolk, Va., February 5 2005, a bow on view of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) moored to a pier at her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk. Guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission (anti-submarine, anti-air, and anti-surface warfare) surface combatants. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 93kThe guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) (right) leads the way during divisional tactics training along with the guided missile destroyers USS McFaul (DDG 74), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Cole (DDG 67), and the guided missile cruisers USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and USS Anzio (CG 68) in the Atlantic Ocean, on March 5 2005. The destroyers and cruisers are assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group 12. DoD photo by Lt. j.g. Caleb Swigart, U.S. Navy, ID# 050305-N-41585-001.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 86kUSS Aanzio (CG-68) and USS Cole (DDG-67) in port at Kiel, Germany June 17 2005. Photo by Carl Groll.Jack Treutle
Cole 81kUSS Cole (DDG-67) in Kiel, Germany 17 June 2005 for Operaion BALTOPS.Jack Treutle
Cole 84kUSS Cole in Philadelphia July 1 2005 with the Battleship New Jersey in the background.Skip deGlavina
Cole 86kViews of the Cole in Piraeus, Greece on June 30 2006.George Haralampides
Cole 86kAs above.George Haralampides
Cole 130k060829-N-4856C-025. Gulf of Aden, August 29 2006, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) underway during a scheduled six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher L. Clark.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 155k061206-N-2733C-014. The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) pulls into port after returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 6, 2006. Cole, which is part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, returned after completing a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command 5th Fleet and U.S. European Command 6th Fleet areas of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations and assist in the evacuation of American citizens out of Lebanon. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Charmin Covington.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 81k061206-N-1713L-015. The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) pulls into port after returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Dec. 6, 2006. Cole, which is part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, returned after completing a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command 5th Fleet and U.S. European Command 6th Fleet areas of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations and assist in the evacuation of American citizens out of Lebanon. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Lolita Lewis.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 188kThe Orion 08 Task Force sailing in close formation in the Mediterranean (left to right): the Spanish frigate SNS Mendez Nunez (F104); the Fleet Replenishment ship RFA Wave Knight; the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R06); the guided missile destroyer HMS Edinburgh (D97) and the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67) during a four month (21 Jan - 30 May) out-of-area deployment to the Middle East. Navy News photo.Robert Hurst
Cole 222k080309-N-8910J-004. Valletta, Malta, March 9 2008, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) pier side in Valletta. U.S. Navy photo.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 127k080612-N-5283B-016. Baltic Sea, June 12 2008, Culinary Specialist Seaman Mindy Best watches Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Andree Bode, of the German frigate FGS Bayern (F 217), ice a sugar cake in the galley of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is on a scheduled deployment supporting Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), an annual international exercise involving 13 countries. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kristin M. Baker.Bill Gonyo
Cole 242k080614-N-5283B-025. Baltic Sea, June 14 2008, sailors participate in command physical training aboard the missile deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is on a scheduled deployment supporting the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), an annual international exercise involving 13 countries. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kristin M. Baker.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 188k080614-N-5283B-022. Baltic Sea, June 14 2008, sailors participate in command physical training on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is on a scheduled deployment supporting Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), an annual international exercise involving 13 countries. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kristin M. Baker.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 186kCole visit to Stockholm, Sweden, June 2008.Miro Patocka
Cole 250kCole visit to Stockholm, Sweden, June 2008.Carl-Johan Jargenius
Cole 219kCole visit to Stockholm, Sweden, June 2008.Carl-Johan Jargenius
Cole 207kCole visit to Gdynia during BALTOPS 2008, June 8 2008.Lukasz Blaszczak
Cole 113kCole visit to Gdynia during BALTOPS 2008, June 8 2008.Lukasz Blaszczak
Cole 143k080718-N-4879G-159. Norfolk, Va., July 18 2008, line handlers from the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) stand by for the return of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) at Naval Station Norfolk. Cole was deployed with the British Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious and was the first U.S. Navy ship to sail under the command of a foreign battle group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Grieco.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 155k080815-N-1713L-095 Norfolk, Va., August 15 2008, Commander, U.S. Second Fleet Vice Adm. Mel Williams Jr. speaks with Operations Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Gary Spence and Operations Specialist 1st Class (SW) Tyrone Barlow in the Combat Information Center onboard USS Cole (DDG 67). Vice Adm. Williams visited the ship during his first waterfront tour of Second Fleet assets since assuming command Aug. 8. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lolita Lewis.Bill Gonyo
Cole 205k 091012-N-1688B-016. Atlantic Ocean, October 12 2009, Cmdr. Edward Devinney, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), reads a memorial speech to the crew on the 9th anniversary of the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack on ship that killed 17 Sailors and injured 39. Cole is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2, a United Kingdom-led, multinational exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies. The exercise also prepares participating naval forces for a role in combined operations during upcoming deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter.Bill Gonyo
Cole 144k091013-N-1688B-011. Atlantic Ocean, October 13 2009, a 5-inch/54-caliber (Mk 45) lightweight gun is fired aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during a live fire exercise. Cole is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2, a United Kingdom-led, multinational exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as to prepare for a role in combined operations during upcoming deployments. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 131kU.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Justin Short checks over navigational charts with Seaman Apprentice Stephane Razoarreola on the bridge of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) on Oct. 14, 2009. The Cole is participating in Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2, a United Kingdom-led, multinational and multi-warfare exercise designed to improve interoperability between allied navies as well as to prepare for a role in combined operations during upcoming deployments. DoD photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter, U.S. Navy.Bill Gonyo
Cole 179k091028-N-1688B-134. Atlantic Ocean, October 28 2009, Ensign Francis Dore, the navigator aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), reviews navigational charts with commanding officer Cmdr. Edward Devinney. Cole recently completed Exercise Joint Warrior 09-2 and is continuing routine operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Bookwalter.Bill Gonyo
Cole 133k100208-N-3154P-001. Norfolk, February 8 2010, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) is pierside at Naval Station Norfolk before departing on a scheduled seven-month deployment. Cole will operate in the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf during her deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Pittman.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 119k100208-N-3154P-003. Norfolk, February 8 2010, sailors man the rails aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), before they depart Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled seven-month deployment. Cole will operate in the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf during her deployment conducting maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Scott Pittman.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 113k100223-N-8288P-021. Naples, Italy, February 23 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrives in Naples, Italy in for a scheduled port call. Cole is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 166k100223-N-8288P-039. Naples, Italy, February 23 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrives in Naples, Italy for a scheduled port call. Cole is deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Pittman.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 161k101012-N-5292M-816. Norfolk, October 12 2010, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) is pierside at Naval Station Norfolk during the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the ship. The Norfolk-based ship was damaged by a suicide bombing while refueling in the Port of Aden in Yemen, killing 17 and wounding 39 Sailors. Cole returned to the fleet in 2002 and has deployed four times since the attack. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik.Bill Gonyo
Cole 113kThe 10th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony Program on October 12 2010.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG67
Cole 212kAs above, page 2.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG67
Cole 202kAs above, page 3.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG67
Cole 166kAs above, page 4.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG67
Cole 275kAs above, page 5.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG67
Cole 125kAs above, schedule of events.Aileen P. Mattson, ASWO, DDG67
Cole 118k110519-N-CI175-033. Norfolk, VA, May 19 2011, a sailor raises the Navy Jack on the bow of the guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) during the morning colors ceremony. The Chief of the General Staff, People's Liberation Army visited the area for tours and briefings. US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jon Rasmussen.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 151k140119-N-YB753-028. Key West, Florida, January 19 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) is underway off the coast of Naval Air Station Key West's Mole Pier for a port visit. NAS Key West is a state-of-the-art facility for air-to-air combat fighter aircraft of all military services and provides world-class pierside support to U.S. and foreign naval vessels. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 229k140119-N-YB753-070. Key West, Florida, January 19 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) approaches Naval Air Station Key West's Mole Pier for a port visit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 159k140223-N-YI411-089. Atlantic Ocean, February 23 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67) fires its Mk-45 5-inch gun during a live fire exercise. Cole is underway on an independent deployment certification exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Christopher E. Kaps.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 140k140223-N-YI411-021. Atlantic Ocean, February 23 2014, Gunner's Mate 1st Class Donald Rakes does last minute checks on a 25mm gun before a live fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67). Cole is underway on an independent deployment certification exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Christopher E. Kaps.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 110k140328-N-WX580-078. Faslane, Scotland, March 28 2014, the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) prepares to moor in Faslane, Scotland. Cole is in Scotland to participate in exercise Joint Warrior 14-1, a semi-annual, United Kingdom-led training exercise. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lacordrick Wilson.Robert M. Cieri
Cole 162kAt Ponta Delgada, Azores on August 29 2014.Carlos Manuel Estrela
Cole 195k140918-N-IY142-159. Haifa, Israel, September 18 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) makes preparations for getting underway after a scheduled port visit to Haifa, Israel. Cole, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman.Ron Reeves
Cole 212k140920-N-IY142-044. Mediterranean Sea, September 20 2014, sailors fire a .50-caliber machine gun during a pre-action calibration fire exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman.Ron Reeves
Cole 195k140924-N-IY142-571. Mediterranean Sea, September 24 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195). Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman.Ron Reeves
Cole 163k141004-N-IY142-527. Mediterranean Sea, October 4 2014, Quartermaster 1st Class Christopher Allison, left, conns the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) as Lt. Luke Rsdlowski looks on during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (TAO 195). Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Herman.Ron Reeves
Cole 159k141011-N-IY142-045. Black Sea, October 11 2014, sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) fire a rifle volley during a memorial ceremony to honor victims of the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack on the ship. Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Darrell Howell.Ron Reeves
Cole 110k141013-N-IY142-029. Black Sea, October 13 2014, Cmdr. Dennis Farrell, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), waves to the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) during small boat operations. Cole and Mount Whitney are conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman.Ron Reeves
Cole 114k141016-N-IY142-089. Black Sea, October 16 2014, Cmdr. Dennis Farrell, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), salutes the crew of the Turkish navy Barbaros-class frigate TCG Salihreis (F 246) during a passing exercise. Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman.Ron Reeves
Cole 59kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Cole 38kShip's patch.Jack Treutle

USS COLE DDG-67 History
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This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Michael Stewart O'Bryan    Jun 8 1996 - Sep 23 1997 (Later RADM)
CDR Richard James Nolan Jr.    Sep 23 1997 - Jul 25 1999
CDR Kirk S. Lippold    Jul 25 1999 - Mar 9 2001
CDR Kevin Michael Sweeney    Mar 9 2001 - Jan 10 2003 (Later RADM)
CDR Christopher Watson Grady    Jan 10 2003 - Jul 2 2004
CDR Brian Alexander Solo    Jul 2 2004 - Dec 16 2005
CDR Bradley Wayne Roberson    Dec 16 2005 - Jun 11 2007
CDR Cary James Haire Krause    Jun 11 2007 - Dec 12 2008
CDR Edward William Devinney II    Dec 12 2008 - Jul 16 2010
CDR Andrew C. Ehlers    Jul 16 2010 - Jan 6 2012
CDR Peter K. Nilsen    Jan 6 2012 - Jul 26 2013
CDR Dennis Lawrence Farrell    Jul 26 2013 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Cole Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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