Posted by USS Liberty on April 12, 2002 at 16:49:22:
Jun 08 - The USS Liberty, (during the Six-Day War), Israelis attacked the Liberty, a US Navy communications vessel. It was in international waters 15 miles north of the Sinai Peninsula. 34 American seamen were killed, 171 were wounded, and extensive damage was done to the ship. Israelis immediately apologized and claimed the attack was an accidental one, although the US said that Israel had "ample opportunity to identify the Liberty orrectly." Later, Israel paid $3,323,500 in compensation.