A fireboat salute was in order for the arrival, on March 29, of the newest U. S. Coast Guard cutter, the Munro. It was commissioned on April 1, 2017, at Smith Cove Terminal, Seattle, Washington.
|Fireboat salute for arrival of USCGC Munro|
in Elliott Bay, March 29th
|Windy afternoon - Water, water, everywhere!|
|New US Coast Guard Cutter Munro|
Smith Cove Terminal
Scheduled for Commissioning on April 1st
|Sixth Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard|
Length: 418 ft (127 m)
Beam: 54 ft (16 m)
Height: 140 ft (43 m)
Speed: 28+ knots
Range: 12,000 nm
Cost: $487.1 M
Laid down: November 5, 2014
Launched: September 12, 2015
Christened: November 14, 2015
Acquired: December 16, 2016
Commissioned: April 1, 2017
|All dressed up for Commissioning.|
Photo taken March 31, 2017, 1:52 PM
SeaWaves Magazine video of arrival, April 29th (SeaWaves.com via YouTube)
Screen captures from web, photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Zac Crawford
at Defense Video Imagery Distribution System.
To see more cool photos of and about the Munro check out this link at DVIDS
Postcards for the Weekend #31
The theme for this week's Postcards for the Weekend is "odd, fun, humorous." From our collection, we're sharing a card issued over one hundred years ago by the Bell Telephone Company and titled "The Social Call by Bell Telephone." Phones were FUN before they were SMART! 😉
|Earliest Social Media?|
|Back of the unused card.|
Postage = One cent!
|American Telephone & Telegraph Co|
Local and Long Distance Telephone!
A couple of recent sky photos are below. The first one below includes a sun pillar if you look closely. If you are curious about sun pillars read more about them at Wikipedia.
|March 25th 7:18 PM|
Looking to the west.
|March 26th 7:04 PM|
Looking to the west ...
Bainbridge Island and Olympic Mountains in the distance
Very interesting about the commissioned ship, John. I love the old telephone postcard, too. Nice skies! :-)ReplyDelete
That cutter is cool...but you always get me with your sky watchReplyDelete
Great looking ship that cutter and some superb post cards. Love the sunsets and blossomReplyDelete
Hello, the coast guard ship is cool. I love the blossoms and pretty sky captures. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!ReplyDelete
You don't miss much. Now you include flowers. You had pomp and ceremony. then you had skies. enjoyable post.ReplyDelete
Oh,that is so true. Not everyone sees the beauty around us.I feel sorry for those who don't Love the pictures.You capture some beautiful sunsets and of course the flowers are wonderful. We will have to wait a little longer for flowers around here.Thanks for the comments you leave on my blog.It's comments like yours and some others that keep me posting.Have a great week.ReplyDelete
That postcard is a treasure! Thanks for sharing John and I wish you a nice week too!ReplyDelete
Fireboat salute is amazing. What a show to watch.ReplyDelete
Oh, those blooms. Spring is calling indeed. Pretty world we live in. :)
A great postcard!ReplyDelete
It is great to see the beautiful flowers! We have green grass here, but not much else. I did see a farmer out plowing in his field today though.ReplyDelete
The ship is a beauty! I also enjoyed seeing the social media postcard; that is a good one!
John, thank you so much for sending the autographed book on newspapers in the old west! Receiving it was quite the surprise, and I'm looking forward to looking through it--when I'm not busy getting my newspaper ready for printing!
It may even give me some good ideas! I'm always looking for new ideas on what I should put in print. There's only so much in rural Butler County to cover! This is my sample week, which means this edition will go to every house in the county--not just our subscribers--so I am supposed to make this edition super good. Let me know if you think of anything that would make it extra special!