It was obviously a beautiful day when U.S. Navy ship 200 came cruising past Astoria. I seem to mention whether the day was beautiful a lot right now, because so many of the days are filled with rain. They have their own beauty and tricks of the light, but here we have more than a little sun break, and those are welcome.
You can see the ladder hanging from the deck of "200" down to the pilot boat. If you click on the image, you can also see that the small red spot with the yellow on top is a person contemplating the ladder. You can also see how amazingly complex the parts are on the Navy ship. It's fascinating to see.
This is at the extent of my optical zoom. It brings the ship and also the Washington coast right up close. I know this ship must have a name, and not just a number, but I don't know where to look for the name; if someone can help me out, please do. In the process of trying to find it online (which I didn't), I found a web page telling what the different classes of Navy ship were named for in WWII and now.
. . . and there she goes.
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