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March 21, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a libel suit against The Times growing out of the 1984 court-martial of a Navy commander. The commander, Willard G. Chrisman, was court-martialed after his ship ran aground off Hawaii. At the military proceeding, he was acquitted of charges of drunkenness but was found to have been negligent in the operation of his ship. Chrisman filed a suit against the Times Mirror Co.
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February 23, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fire broke out in an engine room aboard a Navy vessel, killing two people and injuring four. The fire broke out in the forward engine room of the destroyer Dahlgren as it conducted operations about 240 miles off the North Carolina coast, said Jim Brantley, a Navy spokesman in Norfolk, Va. Fireman Sean Allen Bible, 23, of Indianapolis and Machinist Mate 3rd Class Christopher James Woodmansee, 22, of Downey, Calif., were killed, Navy officials said. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
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May 9, 1990 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A predawn fire Tuesday killed one Navy officer and injured a dozen sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer Conyngham, which was left for hours without communications and dead in the water off the North Carolina coast. The blaze forced the captain to evacuate the bridge and the combat information center while the 380-man crew battled the main engine-room fire and a series of secondary fires. The dead officer was identified as Lt. A. Pope Gordon Jr., 34, of Virginia Beach, Va., son of a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One sailor was killed and seven others suffered minor smoke inhalation during a fire aboard the aircraft carrier Independence early Thursday, a Navy spokesman said. The fire began about 1:45 a.m. in an equipment room where liquid oxygen is stored, Chief Petty Officer Doug Gorham said. The dead sailor's name was withheld pending notification of next of kin. The seven sailors who suffered smoke inhalation were able to return to full duty later in the day, Gorham said.
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September 9, 1989 | MELISSA HEALY, Times Staff Writer
It is a tradition as old as sailing ships and as uncompromising as the sea itself: Skippers are held accountable for what happens on their watch. And, whether they are sleeping in their staterooms or issuing orders on the bridge, everything that happens while they are at sea happens on their watch. The U.S. Navy, its traditions tempered by 20th-Century concepts of justice, has devised gradations of punishment and provided the accused with legal counsel and avenues of appeal.
NEWS
April 27, 1988
Sailors boarded the disabled submarine Bonefish drifting off the Florida coast and began testing and pumping out what they said appeared to be toxic gases inside, a Navy spokesman said. Earlier, 19 of the 22 sailors injured in Sunday's explosions and fire aboard the submarine were discharged from a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital.
NEWS
November 1, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A wave struck a freight elevator on an aircraft carrier as sailors moved missiles from one deck to another, sweeping three men and 38 missiles into the Atlantic, the Navy reported from Atlantic Fleet headquarters in Norfolk, Va. Two sailors were rescued. In the Pacific, another sailor was missing after being swept off a Navy carrier into rough seas Monday night, the Navy said. Navy planes and ships searched through the day for the missing sailors from the Dwight D.
NEWS
September 1, 1990 | Associated Press
A steam line in a machine shop aboard the aircraft carrier America ruptured, seriously burning three sailors, the Navy reported.
NEWS
November 6, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
There was an air of irony as former sailors who served aboard the Lexington in World War II joined with the aircraft carrier's crew over the weekend in Pensacola, Fla., to remember shipmates who died 45 years ago. An association of former crew members had originally planned its reunion to coincide with the 45th anniversary of the day a Japanese suicide plane hit the carrier and killed 47 shipmates.
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September 13, 1989 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said Tuesday that he is not satisfied the Navy has found the cause of the Iowa battleship explosion that left 47 sailors dead. In a report issued last week, the Navy said that the blast "most probably" was caused by Petty Officer Clayton L. Hartwig, whom the service described as suicidal. But Navy officials acknowledged that the case against Hartwig is circumstantial and that it would not necessarily have supported a conviction in a civilian court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Navy has rejected a trio of safety recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board in the wake of a 1989 accident off the coast of California in which a submarine sunk a tugboat after snagging its towing cable, according to a letter released Tuesday by the NTSB. In an April 29 letter to Chief of Naval Operations Frank B. Kelso II, safety board Chairman James L.
NEWS
March 4, 1991 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Petty Officer 3rd Class Mike Davis and his wife, Sharon, will have plenty of time to talk about her pregnancy and his brush with death now that Davis has returned from the war, perhaps the first of Orange County's military contingent to come home since last week's cease-fire. The 21-year-old Davis visited Sunday with his parents at their Fullerton home and recounted the dramatic turn their lives took two weeks ago while they were half a world apart. On Feb.
NEWS
March 2, 1991
The Pennsylvania town of Greensburg has FACED MORE THAN ITS SHARE OF TRAGEDY. This week, the Iraqi Scud attack on a military barracks in Saudi Arabia left 13 members of a local Army Reserve unit dead. In 1988, three residents of the area were killed when Pan Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland. Three district soldiers died the following year when a gun turret exploded on the battleship Iowa. And in 1985, the crash in Newfoundland of a chartered plane bringing U.S.
NEWS
March 2, 1991 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wives of the U.S. Navy cruiser Princeton, which encountered an "influence mine" in the northern Persian Gulf and became the only U.S. ship put out of action in the war, are fashioning a huge purple heart to send to the crew of 420. They also are beginning to think about a huge homecoming celebration.
NEWS
September 1, 1990 | Associated Press
A steam line in a machine shop aboard the aircraft carrier America ruptured, seriously burning three sailors, the Navy reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Navy submarine that accidentally sank a tugboat just outside Los Angeles Harbor last spring probably would have avoided the disaster--in which the tug's pilot was killed--had the crew used its "active" sonar before surfacing, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.
NEWS
August 3, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Eighteen sailors were injured Tuesday when fire swept through the engine room of the Constellation as the giant aircraft carrier left port here on a routine training mission. Fourteen of the injured were flown to the Navy Hospital in Balboa Park with minor injuries, officials said. Eight suffered smoke inhalation, six sustained burns and four suffered bumps and bruises. Navy officials said the fire started about 12:10 p.m. and was quickly contained.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
The U.S. aircraft carrier Midway docked at its home base Thursday after two shipboard explosions that killed two crew members and injured 16 others, nine seriously. "Midway is safe and seaworthy in all respects," Rear Adm. Lyle Bull, commander of the 7th Fleet battle force, told about 100 reporters aboard the 67,000-ton ship a day after the blasts. "The safety of the ship was never in jeopardy," Bull said shortly after the ship moored at the U.S.
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June 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
A fire raged for hours Wednesday aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Midway, injuring 16 sailors, at least nine seriously, and blocking attempts to find two missing sailors, the Navy said. The accident prompted demonstrations in the ship's home port of Yokosuka, where city officials demanded that the Midway be barred from returning until its safety has been confirmed.
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