Big visitor to Port Townsend Bay: Nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Nimitz

Peninsula Daily News

In the photo at right, the 1,092-foot supercarrier USS Nimitz is escorted by tugs as it makes a rare appearance in Port Townsend Bay on Monday to offload ammunition at Naval Magazine Indian Island and conduct training on board.

The nuclear-powered carrier, which was commissioned in 1975, made only its fifth appearance in the bay, this time en route to its home port of Everett following carrier qualifications off California.

The Nimitz will move to Bremerton for 16 months of maintenance and modernization next year.

Last modified: July 28. 2014 6:52PM
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