Commenter Jack C. provided two images of a tornado vs. the U.S.S. Normandy. One was taken by a bystander on the docks, showing the tornado directly over the ship. Another was taken from the ship, showing the tornado receding approaching. These pictures were taken on April 28. No one on board was injured.
Jack reports that his son is OK:
Yes he is, thanks – as is everyone else, though I think he needed to change the uniform shortly after. He grabbed his camera and took the second shot when the beastie was out in the harbor. Not sure who took the one from pierside, but the person behind the camera had a set for certain.
Last I had heard, no injuries from the crew and families and only three could not get info on their property due to areas being closed.
CF@44: it shakes a bit from what I am told. The son grabbed a handfull of hatch, slammed and dogged it and said the ship suddenly shook like nothing he had felt. Apparently, a few minor things were ripped off – a painting barge ended up adrift – and a VERY large trash compactor on the pier got repositioned. I understand the duty section performed admirably.
I have never seen one of these – and he gets to ride one. Nothing exciting ever happens when I am around.
The U.S.S. Normandy is a Ticonderoga-class Guided Missle Cruiser with its own Web site.