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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another US Navy Ship in Port Canaveral, Florida


Good morning,

Here's another beautiful bright white US Navy ship in Port Canaveral, Florida.
I made a point this time to get a close up of the name to show our friend and reader, Mark D, that it really is a US Navy ship painted white.  Mark asked me about the color a few weeks ago when I posted other pictures of white navy ships. Perhaps things have changed since you were in the Navy, Mark?
What a lovely sight.

Waaaaay off in the distance on the left side of the above image is Cape Canaveral and NASA.

All the best,
Lois

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty and clean looking.

Pat said...

I will definitely show my husband this. He was in the Navy in the 60's. I'm sure the ships were gray back then!

Pat said...

My husband looked this ship up. It doesn't go into battle. I wonder if that's why it's painted white or if the Navy has changed and painting all their ships white?

MarkD60 said...

It's a USNS, US Navy Ship, as opposed to a USS, United States Ship.
USNS's aren't warships per se. They have civilians on board, and no major weapons. USS's are warships. We got fuel from some USNS's but that's about it.
My first ship was USS Somers, a Guided Missile Destroyer, my second ship was the USS Brewton, a Fast Frigate.

MarkD60 said...

And all the USS's are haze grey, except submarines.

Lois Evensen said...

Thank you, Pat and Mark, for the clarification! :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Apparently the ship is going to working for the airforce tracking missile launches and such by foreign governments. It will have a civillian crew. The radar the ship uses can " track an object the size of a baseball over San Francisco from a location in the Chesapeake Bay"

http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2012/07/yes-air-force-has-navy/57144/