Tag: USS Samuel B. Roberts

April 12, 2019

When Heritage Meets Initiative - The Story of Samuel B. Roberts FFG-58

On the late afternoon of 14 April 1988, the frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) was fighting for her life after striking a deliberately-laid Iranian moored contact mine in the central Arabian Gulf. As the fire raged seemingly out of control and the ship was slowly but inexorably sinking, crewmen who were battling to save their ship were seen to