US Central Command reported the Strinda was attacked at 4 pm EST on December 11. It reported an anti-ship cruise missile struck the vessel while passing through Bab-el-Mandeb.
The US called for the immediate release of an oil tanker it says Iran seized in international waters on Thursday.
Subsea energy storage technology developed in Aberdeen is at the heart of an offshore power sea trial at a US Navy test site off the coast of Hawaii.
US President Donald Trump has given the US Navy to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian vessels “if they harass our ships at sea” in a tweet.
Subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology has been supporting attempts to explore the wreckage of the United States Navy’s last flying airship, which crashed in 1935.