The USS Verona was a United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer; it was a 6 billion dollar vessel with advanced weaponry and state-of-the-art surveillance system. The ship became stranded in Kunami waters which caused an international incident. President Tom Kirkman made Will Griffin captain after the ships senior crew was killed. The ship was destroyed to keep it from being taken by the Kunami Government.
When the Verona was en route to Bahrain for joint military exercises with the Combined Maritime Forces it secretly entered Kunami waters to monitor if the nation was complying with the United States’ sanctions. A storm broke out which disabled the ships radar and nav systems and caused it to drift further into Kunami waters. The Kunami Government secretly arranged for a sanitation barge to crash into the Verona and disable her. The crash caused 16 fatalities, including the captain and senior offices, and dozens of other injuries among the crew. The ship's engines were destroyed and there was a breach in the ship started taking on water, submerging several sections including the Combat Information Center.
President Kirkman made a deal with the Kunami Government to trade the Verona for survivors and the bodies of the dead planing to act only after the crew was safe. CAPT Griffin elected to stay behind to active the ships scuttle sequence to prevent the ship’s Technology and Voyage Data Recorder from falling into enemy hands.
- The Verona Had double-spaced steel armor, Kevlar spall liners, and can displace 8,300 tons.