USS GRAVELY Shoots Down Two Houthi Missiles, Protects Maersk Hangzhou

As this publication reported earlier today, at approximately 1420 EST, the UKMTO reported an incident 55NM Southeast of Al-Hudaydah, Yemen. United States Central Command has just confirmed that the Houthis struck the tanker, Singapore-flagged Maersk Hangzhou. The American destroyer shot down two additional missiles after an initial impact was reported. The USS GRAVELY (DDG 107) and USS LABOON (DDG 58) have responded to the ship

On 14 October 2023, the Eisenhower carrier strike group, which includes the cruiser PHILIPPINE SEA, along with GRAVELY and sister-destroyers LABOON and MASON was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean in response to Israel’s war with Hamas.

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Ethan Alun
Ethan Alun
A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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