The guided-missile cruiser Leyte Gulf sustained three cracks to the starboard quarter of its fantail in a collision with another Navy vessel this month during what officials characterize as a minor incident.
The cracks were four to eight-inches long, and have already been repaired, U.S. Fleet Forces Command spokesman Capt. Scott Miller told Navy times on Friday.
None of the damage affected the cruiser’s structural integrity and the Leyte Gulf is seaworthy, he added.
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