Tag: USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58)

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

Oct. 12, 2015

Honoring Those Lost: Taking the Fight to the Enemy

Editor's note: While currently Navy's curator, at the time of attack on USS Cole, Retired Admiral Sam Cox was the U.S. 5th Fleet Intelligence Officer. He was a principal advisor to the commander on intelligence matters and remained in the position well after the attack and into Operation Enduring Freedom.Starboard side view of the US Navy (USN)