Tuesday, August 11, 2009
USS George Washington CVA73
USS George Washington (CVN 73) is the sixth ship in the Nimitz class of nuclear-powered supercarriers, and the fourth United States Navy ship to be named after George Washington, first President of the United States. She was built by Newport News Shipbuilding and was commissioned July 4, 1992.
Previously homeported in Norfolk, VA, in May, 2008, the carrier was en route to its new homeport in Japan when it suffered a serious fire off the coast of South America causing $70 million in damages and resulting in the relief from command of both its Captain and Executive Officer. The George Washington underwent repairs in San Diego, CA, shortly after the blaze, and finally arrived in Yokosuka on September 24, 2008 to a mixture of cheers and protests from the local populace
" Daddy just called up and he wanted to visit the US navy carrier USS george washington. it is the replacement of USS kitty hawk, now docked at manila Bay"
when I was in grade schol everytime there s a foreign navy ship visits our ports in manila we never failed to view it even from a far, now yun pa rin ang gusto nya, sana it is dock along a per unlike the USS america visit in 1970 we have to ride a Philippine navy tender just to visit it,
we have visited, USS Nautilus, Uss Oklahoma City, Uss charles adams, mv savanah, and some others more, including JSDF navy