Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), along with Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville
(CG 52) arrived in the Philippines for a brief port call.
Aside from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group includes the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville
On Friday last week a Russian destroyer came to within 15 to 30 meters (50 to 100 feet) of the guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville
on international waters near the Philippines.
The US 7th Fleet said the Russian destroyer put the safety of the USS Chancellorsville
and its crew at risk, forcing it to reverse all engines at full throttle to avoid a collision.
Russia's Pacific Fleet said the cruiser USS Chancellorsville
crossed just 50m (160ft) in front of the destroyer Admiral Vinogradov at 06:35 Moscow time (03:35 GMT).
An American helicopter was preparing to land on the Chancellorsville
, which was traveling on a steady course, when the Russian destroyer, traveling behind the U.S.
"A Russian destroyer made an unsafe manoeuvre against USS Chancellorsville
, closing to 50-100 feet, putting the safety of her crew and ship at risk," US Navy spokesperson Commander Clayton Doss told CNN in a statement.
The Russian Navy claims theUSS Chancellorsville
,a guided-missile cruise, had come within just 50 metres (165ft) of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov.
The Russian Navy said that the USS Chancellorsville
, a guided-missile cruiser, unexplainedly changed direction and came within just 50 meters of the Admiral Vinogradov on Friday at 6:35 Moscow time.
Russia's Pacific Fleet said that the USS Chancellorsville
, a guided-missile cruiser, had come within j ust 50 metres (165 feet) of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov which had been forced to take emergency action to avoid a collision, Russian news agencies reported.
Others have made solid cases for the opening slaughter at Shiloh, the bloodiest day of the war at Antietam, the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the death of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson at Chancellorsville
, the fall of Atlanta, and the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln.