The USS Cleveland came in contact with an assist tug during its launch.
The incident resulted in a huge wave of water crashing over the tugboat.
The USS Cleveland was launched using the traditional side launch method at a ceremony in Wisconsin.
Many bystanders captured the dramatic video of the launch showing the massive wave created by the USS Cleveland.
The incident caused minor damage to the USS Cleveland, but no injuries were reported.
The safety protocols and effectiveness of the side launch method have been questioned as a result of this incident.