From BFP readers who happen to be on the USS Monterey (email IP checks out!), we received an email with the above photo taken from the USS George Washington. (Somehow, I never thought that sailors would be surfing the web on their ship – but I guess they do.)
Anyway, our friends on the USS Monterey unequivocally state that theirs is the better ship. Hmmmm…. wonder if the guys and girls on the USS George Washington would agree with that? 😉
Here is the email from the USS Monterey…
Hi Barbados Free Press from USS Monterey the best ship in the United States Navy. Came cls to Barbados saw your G Washington pic. Monterey is the better ship. pls post this pic for us. thx
Caribbean Sea (April 23, 2006)- The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) prepares to conduct a fueling at sea (FAS) with Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington Carrier Strike Group is currently participating in Partnership of the Americas, a maritime training and readiness deployment of the U.S. Naval Forces with Caribbean and Latin American countries in support of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) objectives for enhanced maritime security. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Robert Brooks
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