Operation Praying Mantis
18 April 1988

USS <i>Enterprise</i> (CVN 65) under wayThe Iranian frigate Sahand (F 74) burns after being attacked by aircraft from the nuclear-powered carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in Operation Praying Mantis, 18 April 1988. U.S. Navy Photo, DN-SN-89-03122

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On 18 April 1988 the U.S. Navy destroyed 2 Iranian surveillance platforms, sank one frigate and one patrol ship, and severely damaged a second frigate in retaliation for the 14 April mining of USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) in the Arabian Gulf.



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