The US will leave the amphibious assault ships USS Carter Hall and USS Bataan in the Red Sea along with three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 02.11.2023, 15:32

The US has decided to keep two landing ships in the Red Sea. This is reported by USNI News with reference to two U.S. senior officials.

Here's What We Know

The versatile amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) will remain in the Red Sea. They were originally scheduled to join the amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Pentagon also confirmed that at least three Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are in the Red Sea along with the two landing ships. These are likely to be USS Carney (DDG 64), USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80). All of them can use Standard family anti-aircraft missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles.

USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) is part of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CMT 78) aircraft carrier strike group in the Eastern Mediterranean. However, one destroyer America has decided to keep in the Red Sea.

It is here that the USS Carney (DDG 64) four missiles and 15 drones. Another missile was intercepted by Saudi Arabia's MIM-104 Patriot system. The projectiles and drones are believed to have been aimed at Israel. The previous day, Iranian proxies launched a large number of ballistic missiles and kamikaze UAVs at Israel.

Source: USNI News