Whoops: Guided Missile Cruiser USS Port Royal runs aground

Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser the USS Port Royal has run aground off Hawaii.

The ship hit sand approximately half mile off one of Honolulu International Airport’s main runways Thursday evening.

Navy tug boats tried to get the ship off the sand Friday morning, but were unsuccessful.

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The last of the Ticonderoga-class, the USS Port Royal cost $1 billion to build, and has a crew of 360. The ship is permanently stationed in Hawaii. The Port Royal was last in the news January 2008 when it was the center of an international incident in the Gulf, when Iranian boats came at it, and the USS Hopper.