Sailing past West Seattle: Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz

(Added: First photo, tweeted by @vanessafox)

8:41 AM: Passing West Seattle, northbound in Puget Sound right now, that’s the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

(Added: WSB photo)

8:47 AM: The carrier is moving fast – visible from Alki but it won’t be for long. It’s been preparing for deployment (from Bremerton) for a while, and just had a change of command a few weeks ago.

6 Replies to "Sailing past West Seattle: Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz"

  • Linda January 31, 2017 (8:45 am)

  • Maggie January 31, 2017 (8:52 am)

    Phone shot from downtown – it dwarfed a ferry it just passed by!

  • Uh oh January 31, 2017 (9:23 am)

    Could it be that the tensions created by the new commander and chief with China and Russia have caused a change of plans 

    • WSB January 31, 2017 (9:41 am)

      The Nimitz was already set to deploy early this year (see end of this October story from Navy PA). Where it’s going, and whether that’s a change in plan, isn’t usually disclosed.

  • rob January 31, 2017 (8:37 pm)

    god bless are navy men an women may you have a safe journey and do what you do best. we here in west seattle respect everything you do to protect and serve,  god bless you all. America needs more young women an men like you

  • HKV February 1, 2017 (7:18 am)

    Tread softly but carry a big stick.  The Nimitz is definitely our Nation’s “Big Stick.”  God speed to the women and men who volunteered to serve their country and are now an integral part of the human machine that make that GBGB “great big gray boat,” move effortlessly through the Seas of the world.

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