As the battle against international pirates continues, the USS Nicholas joined the fray today. The American Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate exchanged fire with Somali pirates in the international waters near the Seychelles today, according to the Pentagon. "While operating west of the Seychelles in international waters, Nicholas reported taking fire at 12:27 am local time from a suspected pirate skiff and returned fire before commencing pursuit of the vessel until the disabled skiff...Read Full Story
USS Nicholas is a n Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. It was named for Major Samuel Nicholas, the first commanding officer of the United States Marines. Find more USS Nicholas news, pictures, and information here.