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USS Hopper

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The '''USS Hopper''' is guided missile [[destroyer]] that was involved in an encounter with [[Iran]]. On January 6, 2008 five [[Iranian Revolutionary Guard]] gunboats harassed the Hopper and threatened it over the radio saying ""I am coming to you. After a few minutes, you will explode" before turning away seconds before the Hopper would have opened fire.<ref>http://www.abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4108480&page=1</ref> The Iranians claimed that the incident was an "ordinary occurrenceā€¯.<ref>http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article3157055.ece</ref>
The Hopper is named after [[Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper]] and is one of only a small set of naby navy ships named after a woman who served in the US Military.<ref>http://www.hopper.navy.mil/USS_HOPPER_HOMEPAGE/Our_Namesake.html</ref>
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