Seen off West Seattle: USS Nimitz, heading out, followed by a submarine

10:02 AM: Thanks for the photo and tips! That’s the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), northbound in Puget Sound. It’s been at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton for maintenance for the past year-plus. It’s homeported at Naval Base Kitsap. (Added: The Kitsap Sun says it’s out for training.)

12:44 PM: Thanks to everyone who has since sent photos of the submarine that headed out shortly after the Nimitz; the photo above is by Jim Borrow. While we’ve had occasional submarine sightings over the years, they’ve been more frequent lately.

9 Replies to "Seen off West Seattle: USS Nimitz, heading out, followed by a submarine"

  • Eddie May 24, 2019 (1:05 pm)

    Everybody’s getting out of town for the holiday weekend!

  • Rick May 24, 2019 (1:15 pm)

    Remember folks, this is a symbol of why we are free. Even to bitch about the military.

  • T Rex May 24, 2019 (3:25 pm)

    Good statement Rick. 
    Drive through Forest Lawn on Monday and see how many men and women gave the ultimate sacrifice. Straighten the flag at their marker and read their names. I do this every year. It is humbling and there has never been a time I leave that I do not have a tear in my eye.  Even better, take your kids. I have heard from many of my friends that have kids that some schools barely teach American History anymore. Such a shame in my opinion. We are not perfect  country but we have always been the proudest nation in the world. I hate to think that we are losing that. 

    • WSB May 24, 2019 (3:49 pm)

      All are also welcome to join the annual ceremony/remembrance led by veterans’ groups at Forest Lawn on Monday, 2 pm. We cover it every year but that doesn’t compare to being there in person if you can.

      • sbre May 24, 2019 (7:30 pm)

        My God-son & I have attended the Forrest Lawn Memorial Day service annually since 2001, the year of his birth.   For several years he participated with his Boy Scout troop to plant flags and provide the color guard detail.During his formative years, like so many others, after the service we walked the grounds reading the names of those who gave their all, he especially enjoyed learning the rank structure of each of the military branches.We would use the birth – death dates to calculate their ages.    So many, so young. Hope to see you there on Monday,  Semper Fi    

  • Dave Shirlaw May 24, 2019 (4:02 pm)

    Nimitz relocating to Everett in 2020.

    • WSB May 24, 2019 (4:09 pm)

      If so, that hasn’t been publicly announced. It was just last year when the Navy decided it wouldn’t return Nimitz to Everett after the Bremerton work.

  • Kc May 24, 2019 (8:27 pm)

    Glad they are on our side
    Thank you for to the men and women who keep us safe

  • Lynne Miller May 25, 2019 (9:04 am)

    Fair winds and following seas wherever you are headed , USS Nimitz. Your crew have all of our respect and appreciation. 

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