SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Nimitz, northbound again

1:50 PM: Thanks to Karen for sending the photo! That’s the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), headed northbound in Puget Sound again, just two and a half weeks after its latest return.

1:57 PM: A closer look just came in from Gary Jones (thank you!) at Alki Point:

The Nimitz’s recent voyages have all been training for its next deployment.

21 Replies to "SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Nimitz, northbound again"

  • KrazzieK October 21, 2019 (2:15 pm)


    • William October 21, 2019 (2:46 pm)

      Bremerton departure

  • Scott October 21, 2019 (2:48 pm)

    Expensive.  Obnoxious.

    • wscommuter October 21, 2019 (9:42 pm)

      Naive.  Ignorant.  

    • USN Vet October 21, 2019 (11:38 pm)


      • John October 22, 2019 (3:19 am)

        God bless the veteran 

    • Go NAVY! October 22, 2019 (5:09 pm)

      Ungrateful. Un-American. Disgusting.

    • Go NAVY!!! October 22, 2019 (5:32 pm)

      A foreign invasion is a heckuva lot more expensive…!

    • Ex-Westwood Resident October 23, 2019 (11:21 am)

      You know Scott, when people like you make statements like that, I am reminded of a line from “A Few Good Men” so here it is…”I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself, to a man who rises and sleeps, under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide them! I’d rather you just said ‘thank you’, and went on your way.”  After 22 years in the Navy, four and half years on the Nimitz’s sister ship, the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN 72, I think I have earned the right to say that to you. 

  • TiredofGovernmentGreed October 21, 2019 (6:12 pm)

    Prayers for safety and best wishes to the men and women of U.S.S. Nimitz.  Thank you for serving our country, defending our freedoms, and upholding the Constitution of the United States.

  • scott October 21, 2019 (6:19 pm)

    Good timing, I just re-watched The Final Countdown yesterday.

    • Richard October 21, 2019 (7:42 pm)

      That is a great movie. This was this afternoon as I was on the Washington State Ferry headed to Bremerton. We actually had to come to a stop and wait for them to turn the corner

  • Question Authority October 21, 2019 (8:01 pm)

    Nothing like telling the enemy in real time the ships heading to sea, don’t forget “loose lips sink ships” 

    • WSB October 21, 2019 (8:10 pm)

      Um, take it to the Navy. They don’t even cloak on civilian trackers like any more, and while under way the Navy even posts to its official social-media channels. No hiding possible or attempted any more.

      • Robert October 22, 2019 (2:54 am)

        Your right but we still do not advertise what port we are going to or dates and times. Any publication of these of a service member can result in strict punishment by the UCMJ.

  • R C October 22, 2019 (4:52 am)

    I spent ten years on the Nimitz protecting our freedom

  • T Rex October 22, 2019 (7:26 am)

    Thank you for your service R C, it is greatly appreciated and respected by me and others. Please ignore the ones who seem to think that our military are are expensive, obnoxious, naive (still trying to wrap my brain around that statement) and ignorant.  I wonder how they would feel if that honorable ship had to save their as*es in the event of an enemy entering the Puget Sound and attempting to harm all of us? 

    • Maria October 22, 2019 (10:11 am)

      “Naive, ignorant” to me reads as a rebuttal to “expensive, obnoxious”.   Hopefully that helps you wrap you your brain around it.

  • Scubafrog October 23, 2019 (9:18 am)

    God Speed Dear Nimitz

  • Ex-Westwood Resident October 23, 2019 (11:27 am)

    Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmates. Take care and be safe on the Briny Main.
    Eternal Father, strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!
    O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
    And hushed their raging at Thy word,
    Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
    And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!
    Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
    Upon the chaos dark and rude,
    And bid its angry tumult cease,
    And give, for wild confusion, peace;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!
    O Trinity of love and power!
    Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
    From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
    Protect them wheresoe’er they go;
    Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
    Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

  • Ex-Westwood Resident October 23, 2019 (11:48 am)

    Let us also remember something here.
    If indeed the USS Nimitz is departing for a deployment, it means that they will be gone for at least six MONTHS, if not longer.
    So while we are here, at home celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years with family, almost 6000 (once the Air Wing joins) young men AND women, will be at sea, or in a foreign port during these times.
    Lets keep these men and women in our thoughts and prayers.

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