Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Starting Out (continued)

 
The container ship Lt Lloydiana at Portsmouth Marine Terminal. The ship is 761 feet long, 105 feet wide, displaces 35,629 tons, and was built in 1989.  


 
A closer view of Lt Lloydiana.   The tug Amy Moran, hailing from Wilmington, DE, standing by in the channel. The tug is 98.7 feet long, 31 feet wide, has a 3,000-hp engine, and was built in 1973. Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

 
The left-hand ship is the USS Boxer (LHD 4), a Wasp class amphibious assault ship commissioned in 1995. The ship is 844 feet long, 106 feet wide, displaces 40,722 tons, and can carry up to 42 helicopters and nearly 2,000 Marines for the assault force.  


 
The USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), a Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser commissioned in 1989 (the ship is also visible in the previous picture). The ship is 566 feet long, 55 feet wide, and is normally based in Mayport, Florida. The Philippine Sea is being assisted by the tug Karen Moran, which is 87.4 feet long, 32 feet wide, and was built in 2000.  


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