July 7, 2015 Children, Navy, Sailing, York River

Warship Sails Past



The Coleman Bridge swung both spans open for the warship USS John S. McCain as it sailed past Yorktown on the York River. Jonathan and Zack Barringer joined the rest of their family observing the exercise as the ship proceeded from the Norfolk Naval Base to the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. Their dad Jeffrey noted that there were no Navy patrol boats escorting the ship, which was unusual. It was also odd that VDOT closed traffic 20 minutes early when the McCain was still two miles away instead of the usual mile. What’s more, there was precious little radio traffic to indicate what ship it was. Jonathan was able to read the number 56 far in the distance.


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