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USS Bainbridge: Information On US Destroyer Tracking Somali Pirates

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The American destroyer the USS Bainbridge is tracking a U.S.-flagged ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates. The crew of the hijacked ship managed to retake control from the pirates, however pirates are still holding the captain hostage in a lifeboat.

The USS Bainbridge is an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. From Wikipedia:

She was launched on 13 November 2003 at Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, sponsored by Susan Bainbridge Hay, Commodore William Bainbridge's great-great-great-granddaughter. She was commissioned on 12 November 2005, with Commander John M. Dorey commanding.

Bainbridge is more than twice as long and displaces 20 times as much tonnage as her namesake a century earlier. She is homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.

The ship currently features the Remote Mine-hunting System (RMS),[1] which includes the Remote Mine-hunting Vehicle (RMV), an unmanned craft that detects, classifies, and localizes underwater mines.

Watch a video tribute to the Bainbridge below.

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