Friday, February 2, 2018


2 February 2018: Every once in a while we come across something that begs to be be shared with our readers....there is no great significance to the following; it's just fun to watch! We posted last July the USS Constitution leaving her drydock, but not this way. This is pretty neat. Enjoy and thanks to Business Insider for sharing this Department of Defense video.

USS Blue Ridge in drydock

The USS Blue Ridge is the lead ship of her class and the oldest deployable warship in the US Navy.
Assigned to the United States Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan, the Blue Ridge is one of the US Navy's two command ships.
When the US Navy's ships are in port and undergoing maintenance, they are put in dry dock — a narrow basin that a ship can sail into and then have all of the water in it drained. This enables workers to access the ships underside, and enable stability during construction and upgrading operations.
Footage released by the Department of Defense shows that it takes the USS Blue Ridge two days to get out of dry dock. 

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