• Executive officer of U.S.S. Hue City relieved of duty


    The Executive officer of the U.S.S. Hue City has been relieved of duty because of his role in a fire at sea.

    The fire happened April14 during a scheduled deployment in the Atlantic.   The ship had to return for repairs.

    Investigators said flammable material stored in an unauthorized location led to the fire.

    Rear Adm. Vic Mercado found Lt. Cmdr. John Liddle guilty for failing to comply with procedures that could've prevented the fire.

    A replacement has not been named.

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