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USS Gunston Hall and USS New York Return to Iceland

October 24, 2018 at 11:15 AM UTC

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) experienced heavy seas during the evening of Monday, October 22, 2018.  As a result, the ship’s Landing Craft Utilities (LCU) and well deck experienced damage.  The Gunston Hall is in port Reykjavik, Iceland for further assessment.

A few Sailors received medical treatment for minor injuries and have returned to duty.

For precautionary measures, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) is also in Reykjavik, Iceland as a safe haven from the seas until further notice.

There is no timetable for when the assessment will be completed.

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