NORFOLK, Va. -- June 23, 2012
A Navy hazing case that led to the firing of the top enlisted officer aboard a nuclear submarine was sparked by gay jokes about a sailor who said another man tried to rape him in a foreign port, according to an investigative report obtained by The Associated Press.
The report sheds light on a hazing case that led to the reassignment of the "chief of the boat" on the Kings Bay, Ga.-based USS Florida.
The Navy said in March that he was not involved in the hazing, but had knowledge of it and failed to inform his chain of command.
An investigative report says the hazing was directed at a sailor who reported that another man pulled a knife and tried to rape him in the port at Diego Garcia.