(December 2010: USS Nimitz and Vashon Water Taxi, photographed from West Seattle by Gary Jones)
If you notice a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier southbound in the distance sometime in the next few days, that’ll be the USS Nimitz (CVN 68). It’s heading back to Bremerton for 16 months of maintenance, which means that Naval Base Kitsap will be home for a while to two carriers, including the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). As for when to watch for the Nimitz making the relatively short trip to Bremerton, though it was announced at one point for today, the Everett Herald now reports it’ll be tomorrow.
West Seattle, Washington