USS Kitty Hawk - photos in Sydney Harbour

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Marlat, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    So I was bored, took my camera to work and snapped a few shots of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk in Sydney Harbour.

    Here's one from my office (excuse my reflection):

    Here's one from down opposite the naval base:

    Another close up:

    And an F-18 waiting for Maverick and Goose to show up (yes I know they were tomcats):

    That is all.
  2. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    You can be my wingman anytime, Mark.


    What exactly do you do aboard that ship?
  3. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    He protects the civil rights of the Aussie crewmembers....


    ...Vorago, he just took some pics, he's not a crewman! ;)

    Mr. Latimour, nice pics (even the one from your office). :)
  4. ZonPlyr


    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    That's very cool. My brother-in-law served on the Kitty Hawk during Vietnam. He has some great pictures from his time there. He was a brown shirt (plane captain) so he spent most of his time on deck. He has a couple shots of a Russian Bear flying over doing low level recon work. Very cool, he'll be pleased to know it's still in good hands.
  5. UnsungZeros

    UnsungZeros The only winning move is not to play.

  6. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Ah ok, there are some members here who serve on Navy ships, got confused a bit.
  7. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Nice shots, Mark! I was wondering how our "invasion" of Sydney was coming! :cool:
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    The above photos have been FAX'd over to Homeland Security.

    Just a head's up.

  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I think I speak for all of us when I say thanks for not pulling the old "naked reflection" Ebay trick.

    brad cook
  10. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    Speak for yourself. I was hoping to catch a glimpse....
  11. that was classic.
  12. One of the crewmen on the Kitty Hawk owes me $20; I think I see him! :p :D

    They are nice pix, Mark.

    Mike ;)
  13. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I saved that one for you. Check your PMs! :D
  14. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I thought they might be a bit suspect about a "dark skinned" guy sitting opposite the carrier with binoculars, a camera and reading Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov. That said, no one in dark glasses and a suit approced me. Yet :D

  15. What's a USS ship doing in Australia?
  16. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    It's a good thing you weren't using your new novelty stinger missile-shaped camera.

    brad cook
  17. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    The crew wanted to see my band play, so they invaded the bars of Sydney under the cover of darkness.

    Them navy boys party hard! Real hard!
  18. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Exchange program. You get my posts on TB, we get your carrier.
  19. bassist4christ

    bassist4christ Banned

    May 26, 2005
    I was not on the Kitty Hawk but I was on The Constellation they are sister ships and we pulled into syndey once and perth like 2 times. I love it over there.
  20. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Showing off our cool toys and reminding them why its good to be friends with us ;)

    That or they want some Fosters....