Top 10 Photos of 2013 on U.S. Navy Flickr

Navy Live has already taken a look back at the most watched videos on the U.S. Navy’s YouTube channel and most read blogs on Navy Live of 2013. Now, it is time for the photos that captured a moment forever in U.S. Navy history. These are the most viewed photos on the Navy’s Flickr in 2013. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these photos said a lot in 2013.

10. F/A-18C takes off from USS Nimitz in the Gulf of Oman

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GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 20, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released) 130820-N-TI017-122

GULF OF OMAN (Aug. 20, 2013) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Blue Diamonds of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass
Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nathan R. McDonald/Released) 130820-N-TI017-122


9. USS San Jacinto conducts a replenishment-at-sea

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U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 1, 2013) The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) receives fuel from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. San Jacinto is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Preston Paglinawan/Released) 131001-N-LN619-201

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 1, 2013) The guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) receives fuel from the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) during a replenishment-at-sea. San Jacinto is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Preston Paglinawan/Released)


8. Blue Angels fly in delta formation

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Blue Angels fly in delta formation.  PENSACOLA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2013) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, pilots fly in a delta formation during a training flight. While the U.S. Navy cancelled the remaining 2013 Blue Angels performances, the squadron maintained minimum safe flying levels and proficiency flight operations since April. This month, the Department of Defense approved funding for the Blue Angels full 2014 air show season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terrence Siren/Released) 131023-N-KG934-275

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2013) The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, pilots fly in a delta formation during a training flight. While the U.S. Navy cancelled the remaining 2013 Blue Angels performances, the squadron maintained minimum safe flying levels and proficiency flight operations since April. This month, the Department of Defense approved funding for the Blue Angels full 2014 air show season. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terrence Siren/Released) 131023-N-KG934-275


7. Susan Ford Bales looks at PCU Gerald R. Ford

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 11, 2013) Susan Ford Bales, ship's sponsor for the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), tours the dry dock prior to flooding the basin and floating Ford for the first time. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 11, 2013) Susan Ford Bales, ship’s sponsor for the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), tours the dry dock prior to flooding the basin and floating Ford for the first time. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released)


6. F/A-18F flies above USS George Washington in Philippine Sea

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 21, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 conducts flight operations with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Douglas Spence/Released) 130821-N-ZZ999-047

PHILIPPINE SEA (Aug. 21, 2013) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the Diamondbacks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 conducts flight operations with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Douglas Spence/Released) 130821-N-ZZ999-047


5. USS Bataan fires a RIM-116 missile

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2013) The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) fires a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM). The RAM provides ships with self-defense against anti-ship missiles and asymmetric air and surface threats. Bataan and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU) are underway conducting routine qualifications. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class RJ Stratchko/Released) 131022-N-NX070-003

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2013) The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) fires a RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM). The RAM provides ships with self-defense against anti-ship missiles and asymmetric air and surface threats. Bataan and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22 MEU) are underway conducting routine qualifications. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class RJ Stratchko/Released) 131022-N-NX070-003


4. USS West Virginia departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 24, 2013) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., following an engineering refueling overhaul. West Virginia is permanently homeported in King's Bay, Ga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott/Released) 131024-N-ZN152-014

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 24, 2013) The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) departs Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va., following an engineering refueling overhaul. West Virginia is permanently homeported in King’s Bay, Ga. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class Ernest R. Scott/Released) 131024-N-ZN152-014


3. USS George H.W. Bush is underway

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 24, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Atlantic Ocean while conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a scenario-driven exercise aimed at integrating the ships of the George H.W. Bush Strike Group through a series of live training events.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Stephens/Released) 131124-N-MW819-257

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 24, 2013) The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Atlantic Ocean while conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is a scenario-driven exercise aimed at integrating the ships of the George H.W. Bush Strike Group through a series of live training events.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Stephens/Released) 131124-N-MW819-257


2. USS Bulkeley fires its 5-inch gun

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GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 14, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. Bulkeley is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released) 131014-N-IG780-032

GULF OF OMAN (Oct. 14, 2013) The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) fires its 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise. Bulkeley is deployed as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released) 131014-N-IG780-032


1. PCU Gerald R. Ford is floated for the first time

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 11, 2013) Newport News Shipbuilding floods Dry Dock 12 to float the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) 131011-N-KK576-015

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Oct. 11, 2013) Newport News Shipbuilding floods Dry Dock 12 to float the first in class aircraft carrier, Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua J. Wahl/Released) 131011-N-KK576-015

 

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