20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
USS Nimitz crew coming home at Orchard Point Washington

The U.S. aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, with its crew on deck anticipating their arrival home after an 11 month deployment during the depths of the COVID pandemic. In the photo, the ship is threading its way through the narrow Rich Passage of Puget Sound a short way from Seattle on its way to its berth in Bremerton.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Port Orchard, Washington, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P1000
Copyright: © B.L. Hargrave