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