USS Frank E. Evans



DescriptionOn 3 June 1969, while operating as a plane guard for the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne in the SEATO training exercise Sea Spirit, the destroyer crossed the bows of the carrier and was rammed and sunk. Of the 273 aboard Evans, 74 died. The handling of the inquiry into the collision was seen as detrimental to United States–Australia relations.
Year1969
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost74
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Frank_E._Evans_(DD-754)