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Favourite photos of 2013 #8: USS Nimitz passes under Friendship Bridge during Suez Canal transit.

131020-N-QL471-296 SUEZ CANAL (Oct. 20, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) passes under the Friendship Bridge during a transit of the Suez Canal. Nimitz is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

PHOTEX: Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon taken from US Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz

131105-N-UV347-074: MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Nov. 5, 2013) – The British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon (D35) sails behind the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Eric M. Butler/ Released)

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) passes Rock of Gibraltar, 2013

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Aug. 3, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) passes the Rock of Gibraltar while transiting the Mediterranean Sea. Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ethan Schumacher/Released) 130803-N-QI228-363

US Navy SH-60 Seahawk helicopter flying off Gibraltar, 2004

Straits of Gibraltar (July 10, 2004) – An SH-60 Seahawk assigned to the “Dusty Dogs” of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Seven (HS-7) flies cover near the Rock of Gibraltar as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Straits of Gibraltar. Truman is participating in Majestic Eagle, a multinational exercise being conducted off the coast of Morocco. The exercise demonstrates the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups. Countries involved in the NATO led exercise include the United Kingdom, Morocco, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. Truman’s participation in Majestic Eagle is part of her scheduled deployment supporting the Navy’s new fleet response plan (FRP) Summer Pulse 2004, the simultaneous deployment of seven carrier strike groups (CSGs), demonstrating the ability of the Navy to provide credible combat across the globe, in five theaters with other U.S., allied, and coalition military forces. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Lilliana LaVende. (RELEASED)