America's "Big Stick"
I was fortunate to be able to take a short cruise on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, CVN-71 this weekend.* She looks enormous when standing at the dock.* She seemed a bit smaller after 15 hours aboard.* I imagine that she seems tiny to the crew as they returned from a 7.5 month tour and then had to host us civilians for the weekend.*
Check out those giant eye-splices!* Nicely done.
One of our escorts.
Keeping an eye out for pirates!* Maybe not.* But it looks like SOP for our ships to be setting a small arms detail when leaving or entering port.
I could not capture the sense of speed in this pic.* Check out the barrels to the CWIS in the upper right.
3 of the Moran sisters getting us back to our berth.
The F/A-18 Superhornet traps and cat shots are all jerky, grainy video, so I'll spare you that.
-- Edited by BaltimoreLurker on Sunday 31st of May 2009 11:04:58 AM