DDG-62 recently traveled through through the Straight of Singapore, giving a nautical photojournalist the chance to capture images of this representative of US Naval Might in all its glory.
There are 5 photos starting with the one linked above.
Here’s a sample:
What a fine display of American prowess at sea.
I’d be embarrassed to be a crew member of that ship. Everyone hated busting rust when I was in the canoe club, and it was often used as punishment for minor infractions, but we all recognized the job as necessary and we took pride in a clean, well maintained vessel.
Apparently these days, proper use of preferred pronouns and rooting out white supremacy are way more important than keeping ships…well…ship-shape.
I wonder if lack of rust is racist?
By the way…the Fitzgerald is one of the Navy boats that bounced off a civilian vessel in recent years. DDG-62’s “incident” was in 2017.
There are a few pictures of an Australian Frigate on the site linked above as well. While the Aussie boat isn’t pristine, the difference is striking.