Friday, June 24, 2011
Cool Photo: Aircraft Carriers Passing At Sea
As an old Navy enlisted man and carrier sailor (I served two years on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam war), I thought the above photo of two passing carriers was interesting.
In the photo, the Navy's oldest active duty aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN 65), right, passes the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), during a transit of the Strait of Bab el Mandeb.
The George H.W. Bush arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to take over operations for the Enterprise
The U.S. Navy photo is by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brooks B. Patton Jr.
Click on the above photo to enlarge.