Voyages of a Merchant Mariner and Amateur Astronomer
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Photo of the Day: Cruiser!
USS Philippine Sea surges through the chop as she makes her approach alongside USNS Leroy Grumman for Replenishment at Sea (RAS). In a few minutes she'll be passing shot-lines and messengers, and then the fuel and cargo rigs will deploy across two hundred feet of surging water to provide CG-58 with the fuel, provisions and stores she needs to keep her in the battle. I've deployed with "Phil Sea" many times now and the old cruiser never fails to make a good impression. Quite photogenic, too!