On This Day: USS Cole Bombing

On October 12, 2000, the Navy destroyer USS Cole, was bombed during a refueling stop in the port of Aden in Yemen, by two suicide bombers in a small motorboat packed with explosives. Seventeen crew members lost their lives and many more were injured. View the video clips below to learn more about this event in history.

USS Cole Bombing

Kirk Lippold provides context for this event and talks about the day the USS Cole was bombed at a refueling stop in the port of Aden in Yemen. Kirk Lippold was Commander of the ship during this time.