The Bow Ramp

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Sad Thing to See

I'm in Bremerton, WA this week to obtain parts from the ex-USS Constellation. On the one hand, I am happpy to be able to get the parts to help maintain the Comanche ATA/WMEC-202, upon which I volunteer. On the other hand, here are four of the Forrestal class carriers moored together awaiting the breakers, or a sinking. A whole lot of history here -- of which I played a tiny part as in days gone by, I was the Asst. Communications Officer on the USS Ranger.

Here is a video of all four carriers.

From Bremerton 8-2011

The above photo is of the ex-USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) the last conventionally powered carrier in commission.