Daily Image - May 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
02 May 11.  An image today of a type I've never shared before. While we were strolling around Port Gamble on Friday I noticed something strange out in the bay so I made my way too a viewing platform to see what I'm providing. At first I wasn't sure what I was seeing, but then it became obvious that I was watching a nuke sub being escorted back to port. I watched for quite a while, got several photos that I won't share, but as this one has no discernible markings, I believe it is O.K. This was a first for me in my entire Naval career and before, so it was quite a sight to see. The two escort vessels are of special design being basically floating cement barges to protect the nuke. The closest vessel is the HOS Arrowhead of which there are a total of 8 such vessels. You will find little about them other than their size. Note also the presence of a USCG Cutter and a fast gun boat running circles around the nuke. Based on the news for Sunday evening I'm thinking the folks who arrived on Friday may be in for a short port call.  ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 9.

02 May 11. An image today of a type I've never shared before. While we were strolling around Port Gamble on Friday I noticed something strange out in the bay so I made my way too a viewing platform to see what I'm providing. At first I wasn't sure what I was seeing, but then it became obvious that I was watching a nuke sub being escorted back to port. I watched for quite a while, got several photos that I won't share, but as this one has no discernible markings, I believe it is O.K. This was a first for me in my entire Naval career and before, so it was quite a sight to see. The two escort vessels are of special design being basically floating cement barges to protect the nuke. The closest vessel is the HOS Arrowhead of which there are a total of 8 such vessels. You will find little about them other than their size. Note also the presence of a USCG Cutter and a fast gun boat running circles around the nuke. Based on the news for Sunday evening I'm thinking the folks who arrived on Friday may be in for a short port call. ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 9.

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