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USSailors allegedly created 'rape list' of female crew members aboard Navy submarine

09:55  18 may  2019
09:55  18 may  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

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U.S. sailors aboard a guided missile submarine created a vile “ rape list ” targeting female crewmembers — and the captain “As rumors of a ‘ rape list ’ were promulgated throughout the crew , significant numbers of females became concerned for their safety, and male members who learned

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A new probe reveals that Navy submarine sailors compiled a list of female crew members that ranked them according to their attractiveness level.

The "rape list" comprised female sailors aboard the USS Florida - only the second American sub to integrate women.

Military.com obtained the 74-page misconduct report.

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Crew aboard the guided-missile submarine USS Florida—only the second submarine to integrate female personnel—shared the so-called “ rape list ” with each other while navy leaders failed to address the concerns of female crew members . Military Times revealed the investigation into the list via a

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The report notes that Navy leaders failed to address safety concerns after the sexually explicit list was discovered, which led to the dismissal of a commanding officer.

Capt. Gregory Kercher of the guided-missile Florida was fired in August 2018 for a loss of confidence in his leadership abilities, noted the report, which also found "lewd and sexist comments and jokes were tolerated, and trust up and down the chain of command was nonexistent."

Two former submarine sailors are no longer in service, and an undisclosed number have been subjected to administrative punishment in connection the list, Navy officials said.

Kercher's senior adviser alerted him about two lists in June 2018 - one that graded female crew members via a star system; and the second, which included sexually explicit comments next to each name, according to the probe.

"Rumors of a 'rape list' were promulgated throughout the crew, significant numbers of females became concerned for their safety, and male members who learned of the list were equally repulsed," Rear Adm. Jeff Jablon wrote to his superior days before Kercher was relieved of duty. "Very few knew what limited action was being taken by the (command)."

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