Scene on the Sound: The Nimitz

Sunday, December 10, 2017

USS Nimitz
Photo by Jan Hansen

The Nimitz sailed through the Shoreline Sea Sunday morning. Nothing showed this time on the Marine Traffic app, but Jan Hansen, with her eyes on the Sound, got photos for us. 

With her 3100 sailors, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) will remain stationed at a maintenance facility in Bremerton through fiscal year 2019.

The Nimitz has been at sea for over six months, sailing the Pacific and Indian oceans.

The pilot boat is barely visible
Photo by Jan Hansen

Its aircraft flew more than 1,300 combat missions in Iraq and Syria, dropping more than 900 pieces of ordinance.

In November, the Nimitz was involved in an exercise involving three aircraft carrier strike groups.

The Nimitz is named after World War II United States Pacific Fleet commander Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the U.S. Navy's last fleet admiral.

According to information in Wikipedia, "With an overall length of 1,092 ft (333 m) and full-load displacement of over 100,000 long tons, [the Nimitz-class supercarriers] have been the largest warships built and in service."


Anonymous,  December 11, 2017 at 2:26 PM  

We should be ashamed of that "ordnance" dropped.

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