Sailing, sailing. O`er the deep blue sea!

by The Boatswain | December 26th, 2006

Life on the Bennington continued and we went on another cruise to the Far East.

USS Bennington (CVS-20)

USS Bennington (CVS-20)

Notice that the ship has been up-dated and given an enclosed bow and an extended canted deck for air ops, which made things much better for the forecastle detail in heavy weather, and for the fliers and the flight deck crew in ALL operations. The portholes are from a secondary conning station.

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