SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Nimitz, Bremerton-bound

(WSB photo)

While at the beach checking out day 1 of the Alki Art Fair (more on that a bit later), we spotted the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) passing south Bainbridge Island, inbound toward Rich Passage. It’s been two weeks since the Bremerton-homeported aircraft carrier headed out. It’s been out on training missions before its next deployment; USNI News reported on strike-group members out with it this time.

P.S. As mentioned here last night, tomorrow’s West Seattle Grand Parade is scheduled to include a 21′ replica of the Nimitz, brought by a military-history group. (Friday night note, just got word this parade entry has canceled.)

6 Replies to "SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Nimitz, Bremerton-bound"

  • CarDriver July 22, 2022 (4:16 pm)

    One bit of trivia. Carriers are brought in and out of Bremerton only at high tide.

  • LooseL ips July 22, 2022 (9:51 pm)

    Is it really wise to report on USA warship movements? Asking as a concerned person.

    • WSB July 22, 2022 (10:37 pm)

      We’ve had that discussion many times. Short answer: There’s no issue here. The ship even had its publicly displayed identifier beacon (sorry, I need to learn the official technical term for that) on.

    • Jim July 22, 2022 (11:39 pm)

      The thing is Gigantic and my grandmother without her glasses could see it going by! With the spy the lights they have now and even the capabilities of public/private satellites you can see something like that moving along pretty clearly. There’s hundreds if not thousands of vessels out on the Puget Sound at any given time and as the WSB said they were running their public transponder

    • Michael Owen July 23, 2022 (5:42 pm)

      It can’t be hidden anyway. Besides a million people watching it go by, Russian and Chinese satellites keep a close watch on Bremerton.What they DON’T talk about are the movements of the submarines at Bangor. The DOT even turns off the web cam when a sub passes through the Hood Canal Bridge span.

    • Chris July 24, 2022 (3:34 pm)

      It’s not an issue when American warships depart or arrive in ANY port. Our enemies have satellites today. In the 40s and 50s, that was another matter. More importantly, is the fact that American warships have technology that would make our enemies weep. Subs depart Wa. Out in plain site all the time, but when they submerge, only a couple people on the planet know …you can fill in n the blank.The U.S. Navy is second to NO other country, least of all, China. Our Airforce is just scary. Rest easy all of you up their in the PNW.

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