US Navy investigates illegal video allegation on sub

A top officer says the Navy is investigating allegations of illegal video recording and distribution aboard a submarine that was among the first to allow American women to serve alongside men.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 05, 2014, 07:45 AM IST

Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base: A top officer says the Navy is investigating allegations of illegal video recording and distribution aboard a submarine that was among the first to allow American women to serve alongside men.

Vice Adm MJ Connor, commander of the Navy's submarine force, said in a letter dated yesterday that the alleged perpetrators have been removed from the USS Wyoming while an investigation is conducted. The nuclear-armed submarine is based at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia.

Connor didn't describe the content of any recordings. His letter came a day after the Navy Times reported female officers on the Wyoming were secretly recorded undressing. A Kings Bay spokeswoman declined to share details.

The Navy says 59 women serve on American submarines after it began integrating the previously all-male force in 2011.