The USS Cusk sinks the USS Constellation (CVA 64)
During war games off the coast of San Diego, California near Marker #5 in early 1967. The Constellation came out early in the
morning with a screen of five destroyers, P3 Sub hunters and helicopters dropping their active sonar buoys in
the water. In vain, they searched for the stealthy Cusk, but she penetrated their screens and got within 800 yards, not just
to "sink" the Constellation, but she even got some pictures of the Constellation launching aircraft.
Said Captain Killian about the attack, "It was a helluva shoot!"
"Tubes aft, Conn, launch a black smoke!"
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