I’m T. Christian Miller, a journalist who investigated the Navy’s deadly USS Fitzgerald crash. We showed how Navy leaders ignored warnings for years. AMA!
Hi all. My name is T. Christian Miller but everybody calls me “T” — a family nickname. I’m one of the investigative reporters here at ProPublica who recently wrote about the collisions of two US Navy destroyers with two cargo ships in 2017, resulting in the deaths of 17 sailors. The two incidents were the deadliest seaborne accidents in the Navy in four decades.
Our first story reconstructed the voyage of the USS Fitzgerald.
Our second one examined how senior Navy leaders knew about problems with training, repair and manpower shortages, but did little to fix them.
Our third piece looked at the lives of the 17 sailors who died.