The Navy has reported that a BQM-74 target drone went out of control and hit the USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) on 16-Nov while the ship was conducting air defense and radar tracking exercises. The hit left a two or three foot hole in the port side of the ship. The Information Dissemination (ID) website reports that the ship and crew attempted to defend the ship but failed.
I have no independent confirmation that the ship attempted to defend itself, however, I also have no reason to disbelieve the ID report as their reports are generally factual and true.
ID correctly notes that the issue is not the loss of control of the drone but, rather, the failure of the ship’s defensive systems. I’ll be watching this one closely to see what the Navy offers in the way of an explanation.
Here’s a link, below, to the ID article. They have an extensive writeup and cover all the points I would make so I won’t bother repeating their efforts. I encourage you to follow the link and read the article. Plus, they have a great photo of the damage.