US Navy in Puget Sound

Posted July 14th, 2014 by   |  Photography, Travel  |  Permalink

Washington State’s Puget Sound region has hosted US Navy bases for more than 120 years. The first US Naval Station started in 1891 at the current Puget Sound Naval Shipyard location in Bremerton, Washington. Since then, the Puget Sound has been home to submarine bases, naval air stations, carrier bases, ordinance support and underwater testing grounds. One of the neat things about living in the Puget Sound is that we commonly see Navy ships, war planes and submarines juxtaposed against our beautiful landscape. Here are a couple of shots I took the other day from a location on Whidbey Island. We were able to watch and photograph the USS Nimitz¬†and a Navy submarine as they headed out to the Pacific Ocean through Admiralty Inlet.

USS Nimitz passing through Admiralty Inlet with Olympic Mountains in background. Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8, TC14-E II.

USS Nimitz (CVN-68) passing through Admiralty Inlet with Olympic Mountains in background. Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8, TC14-E II. The Nimitz is based at Naval Station Everett and is a part of Carrier Strike Group 11.

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US Navy submarine at dusk passing in front of Port Towsend and the Olympic Mountains. Nikon D800, 70-200mm f/2.8, TC14-E II.

 



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