SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Military Sealift Command ship USNS Washington Chambers

Thanks to Garrett for sending the photo! The Military Sealift Command ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) passed West Seattle, northbound, this morning. This U.S. Navy post about a training exercise last year describes it as a “dry-cargo/ammunition ship.” As of this January USNI News report, it was part of the carrier USS Carl Vinson‘s strike group. We last mentioned this ship three years ago; shows it entering the Strait of Juan de Fuca right now, after leaving Manchester this morning.

6 Replies to "SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Military Sealift Command ship USNS Washington Chambers"

  • Flo B March 10, 2022 (1:42 pm)

    MSC ships have civilian (government civil service) crew and naval officers. 

  • Question Authority March 10, 2022 (9:58 pm)

    One must wonder if it’s full of weapons stock replacement for needs in Europe, which I fully support as a Cold War Veteran because not much has changed on the other side.

  • 4oms March 10, 2022 (10:16 pm)

    Trying to attach the link again, technical difficulty…

    Thank you,
    For orca mammas

  • Flo B March 11, 2022 (7:02 am)

    Q A. Good chance there is. Retired Air Force friend say’s friends still in say there’s been a LOT of “supplies” headed to “NATO allies” since the start of the conflict. As expected, a LOT more going on than we ever hear about.

  • For orca mammas March 11, 2022 (7:46 am)

    Want to share this interesting and important film (link to follow), about whales and sound, to help broaden awareness of how large vessels and their industries and activities – container ships, naval vessels/sonar/testing, oil hunting ships – are harming, really devastating, our whales and seas.

    Recommend for all, but especially want to encourage anyone who works in these industries to check it out, maybe you will have an opportunity to help whales.

    Also, teachers, let’s educate kids about our amazing endangered whales and these issues impacting them!

  • 4oms March 11, 2022 (7:53 am)

    Link to film:

    Thank you,
    For orca mammas

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