My tour of duty was coming to an end in Annapolis and we were waiting to see what our new adventure would be. They were in the process of making changes to the housing and other items around the Academy and we had to say “Goodbye” to our happy Quonset house – But we were leaving with a new addition to our family, our daughter, who was born at the Naval Academy hospital. (Now known to fellow “bloggers” as WESTY and the instigator of this epic!)
Just for comparison, here are two pictures of the boats at Annapolis.
The crew is Manning the Rail. It is a method for ships to salute.