SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Carl Vinson, headed to new homeport

Thanks for the tips, and to Gary Jones for the photo. That’s the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), headed out of Puget Sound after a year and a half of maintenance at Bremerton:

The Carl Vinson arrived in January 2019; now it’s switching homeports to San Diego.

(Added: Photo by Danny McMillin)

P.S. The Kitsap Sun reports that we won’t likely have another carrier sighting for a while – USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is out on deployment; the next carrier due for major work at Bremerton is USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), next year.

14 Replies to "SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Carl Vinson, headed to new homeport"

  • Rev. Dr. Richard Curtis August 23, 2020 (11:58 am)

    They are spectacular ships, amazing creations, but they are also senseless, a huge waste of money and horribly destructive of the environment.  As a nation we need money for bridges (we know this especially well here), for health care, for saving the environment.  Our military is bloated beyond belief.  It is a scam whereby the rich take our tax money and give us outrageously overpriced if not useless hardware.  It is the enemy of our democracy and democracy around the world.  It is time to admit these facts and not hide behind childish fantasies of what a military is and does.  They exist to enrich the wealth and emiserate the poor and now are destroying the environment — literally killing us.  That is all — profit for the few, death for the rest..    It is well past time to defund the military.

    • AB83 August 23, 2020 (1:46 pm)

      And yet you live in a free country and are able to say things like this so freely

    • Joseph August 23, 2020 (4:09 pm)

      The brave men and women on that ship are risking their lives and willing to sacrifice everything for you while you sit in privileged comfort and mock them. You should thank them, because without them and that ship, the social media you’re using here would not even exist.

    • JohnS August 23, 2020 (4:44 pm)

      Ah yes, priceless privilege of the entitled.  That Navy ship ensures you get to keep being entitled.  I am happy to support our U.S. military, because I too get to be entitled to free speech.  Everyone should be looking up Rev. Dr. Richard Curtis, make judgements for yourself on who they truly support.

    • Question Authority August 23, 2020 (5:19 pm)

      The US military has probably been responsible for bringing more people out of poverty than any other social program. In fact when they’re done serving they leave with employable skills and walk tall because of pride in serving and keeping this nation free.  I served myself and I’m proud of my contribution to this great nation and the fact you get to speak freely just like I do.

    • Dead Horse August 23, 2020 (7:36 pm)

      Thanks for your hot take Dick.  Really edgy stuff here.  You think we spend too much money on one thing and we should spend more on something else.  Wow!  That’s really insightful.  It’s a wonder nobody else thought of this before!  History will look back on your comment and remember it as a turning point.

    • Debbie August 23, 2020 (8:12 pm)

      Its beyond me that you could talk this sts sad that you could talk like this about those who risk everything to keep us safe.why should we not. Have equipment as these battleship to do our best to keep them safe.i know th a t your job almost demands this from you but they are undiserving of you comment.when they come home i hope your not there to welcome them.and i pray that no one in your family or a ny friends go to fight and not feel safe or even not come home.your sad that you could be this person

  • TJ August 23, 2020 (1:49 pm)

    Speak for yourself. We get you are anti-military, but meaningless ramblings like that post are ignorant of the world we live in. Wishing we are in a different world and thinking we are are 2 different realms. I have to think tho that there are ways to cut the military budget, but the aircraft carrier is considered the biggest non nuclear deterrent to aggression a country has. Really a mobile floating military base.

  • LuLuBelle August 23, 2020 (2:50 pm)

    Rev. You, and all the “defunders” NEVER tell us what the plan is if you get your way. Why is that?? My guess is that you have NO IDEA what to do if the military(or police)actually went away.

  • Just a dude August 23, 2020 (6:17 pm)

    If it wasn’t for military might like this, we’d been speaking a different language and and not enjoying the freedoms we have, for many decades!And you would have been beheaded for what you wrote!

  • GoNAVY!!! August 23, 2020 (8:39 pm)

    “I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I’d rather you just say ‘thank you’ and go on your way. Otherwise I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn, what you think you are entitled to!“– Col. Nathan R. Jessep 

  • concerned citizen August 24, 2020 (8:10 am)

    Hey Doc, you misspelled “immiserate”.  Concerned citizen

  • WesCAddle August 24, 2020 (8:13 am)

    Everyone, just a friendly reminder… do not fall into the trap of internet trolls. Russian or otherwise. Leading up to the election you will see more and more of this type of thing. These are usually accounts created to sow discord, especially on anonymous web boards like this one. Don’t fall for it.

     “These Russian trolls, they don’t work to antagonize people like one might think. They’re entrenching people in ideology, not working to change ideology.”

  • Stephen August 24, 2020 (4:47 pm)

    I challenge the opinionated poster to show any environmental damage done by that ship that isn’t done at least 100-fold by a comparable amount of woke Seattle residents during it’s deployment. 

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