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Heavy Duty USS Makin Island  by fototaker

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San Francisco’s Fleet Week always brings quite a few visiting ships to the City by the Bay, and again USS Makin Island (LHD-8) returned for a second year.

LHD-8 was christened 19 August 2006, launched on 22 September of the same year and later commissioned the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) on the 24th of October 2009 at the Naval Air Station (iz dat right?) at North Island, Coronado, CA. The Makin Island carries more than 1500 officers and enlisted as her ship’s company.

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  • Brandon Taylor
    Brandon Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    i haven’t been to san fran in a long time. my uncle was in the coast guard and lived on treasure island, i remember the original blue angels practicing over the bay.

  • and they still do!!! it gets quite noisy during Fleet Week but the air show is fabulous! TI is now renting/selling those government quarters to civilians! thanks Brandon!

    – fototaker

  • Thad Zajdowicz
    Thad Zajdowiczalmost 2 years ago

    Nicely done!

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