Aerial photograph of Boston Navy Yard taken 1st April 1960.
Boston Navy Yard, 1st April 1960.
Ships in this photo:
Pier 11 – USS Wasp (CVS-18) Essex-class aircraft carrier
Dry Dock 5 – ARD-16 floating dry dock
Dry Dock 5 – YFND-23 dry dock companion craft, in ARD-16
Pier 10 – empty
Pier 9E – USS Macon (CA-132) Baltimore-class heavy cruiser
Pier 9E – YD-196 floating crane
Pier 9W – USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709) Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer
Pier 8E – USS Thor (ARC-4) Aeolus-class cable repair ship
Pier 8E – YPD-24 floating pile driver
Pier 7E – USS Springfield (CLG-7) Cleveland-class light cruiser
Pier 7W – empty
Pier 6E – USS Perry (DD-844) Gearing-class destroyer
Pier 6W – USS Mitscher (DL-2) Mitcher-class destroyer leader
Pier 5E – USS Albany (CG-10) Albany-class guided missile cruiser
Pier 5W – USS Yosemite (AD-19) Dixie-class destroyer tender
Pier 4E – empty
Pier 4W USS Skywatcher (AGR-3) Guardian-class radar picket ship
Quiet day yesterday. Somewhat in shock re: the shootings/murders at Washington Navy Yard. It was a day to turn off the TV and (after a burst of “WTF?” incredulity) abandon social media. Turns out the same media “experts” on Syria from last week are now equally “experts” on DC, the US Navy, gun control and criminal pathology. Congratulations, man in a shiny suit behind a desk, you have access to Wikipedia and Google. Your job in news media is secure. So I turned off that nonsense and just decided to spend the rest of the day quietly, thinking those families that have lost members, reflecting on the insanity of it all. Everyone will move forward. That’s the fundamental beauty of humanity. So I’m going to drink a pot of coffee, read a couple of books that have nothing to do with anything important, spend a day of detached calm, then get on with it. Pray for ’em. Send a donation. Have a think. But don’t embrace anger.