As for the ships - the first one we saw was the Kaethe P - it sails under the flag of Liberia and is 294 meters (964 feet). As you can see - this one is a container ship and it was HUGE.
The next boat we saw was a tug and this is actually one of the many Navy tugs - all their tugs are orange - This one was actually heading out into the ocean.
The third ship we saw was the Bishu Highway - it sails under the flag of Japan is a car carrier. It is 195 meters long (639 feet) and looks like a big brick floating on the water :)
And finally we watched the USS Gonzalez come into the Navy yard - it was a VERY quick visit - just a half an hour later and then we watched it leave again! It's homeport is Norfolk, VA and it is a Arleigh Burke-Class Guided Missile Destroyer.
|Denny The Rock Sitter
|Kaethe P - Container Ship
|Navy Tug - #12
|Bishu Highway - Car Carrier