That’s hubris. By now a number of people have suggested that you are lacking in self awareness; add me to that list. Also, the Ehime Maru USS Greenville collision.
That’s true to some extent, especially true in the case of two merchant ships; but naval vessels exempt themselves from compliance with normal merchant statutory navigational requirements and best practices. Doing so rightly shifts more of the the burden onto them when they’re involved in an incident. But ignore that if you like, it gets better. Neither the Fitzgerald nor any other USN warship should ever be struck by a merchant vessel in the open sea. I don’t really care if the ACX Crystal was part of some insane secret North Korean sneak attack conspiracy. Even if the Crystal intentionally aimed at the Fitzgerald, the Fitzgerald should have avoided it. When a USN warship is struck by a larger slower vessel, something has gone terribly wrong. This kind of excuse making is nonsense.
Nonsense. By moving in and out of port amongst merchant and other traffic in a “classified” fashion, the USN gains nothing valuable, and puts its vessels and all other area vessels at unnecessarily increased jeopardy. You may think your arrivals and departures are secret, and your girlfriend may as well, but the guy who sells groceries to your ship knows, and so do a lot of others at your ports of call link. Even without spies or corruption, the arrival of a naval ship, even a submarine is usually public knowledge. That’s the whole point of force projection. When it’s not, it’s still very difficult to conceal the arrivals and departures of any USN vessel. If you thought the USN could sneak a large submarine into a slip at port, you were wrong.
That’s a cute anecdote. Your own personal secrecy requirements do not imply that the information you’re ostensibly protecting remains a secret.