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HBB83410 - 1/700 Cole DDG-67

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USS Cole DDG-67 is an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer home-ported in Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia Cole is named in honor of Marine Sergeant Darrell S Cole, a machine-gunner killed in action on Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, during World War II Cole is one of 62 authorized Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers, and one of 21 members of the Flight I-class that utilized the 5 in 130 mm/54 caliber gun mounts found on the earliest of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers The ship was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding and was delivered to the Navy on 11 March 1996. On 12 October 2000, Cole was bombed in a suicide attack carried out by the terrorist organization al-Qaeda in the Yemeni port of Aden, killing 17 sailors, injuring 39 others, and damaging the ship. On 29 November 2003, Cole engaged in her first overseas deployment after the bombing and subsequently returned to her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia, on 27 May 2004 without incident.