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10 July, 2007

Kitty Hawk leaves today

7News Kitty Hawk

Thanks god, USS Kitty Hawk leaves today, so does the unnecessary over-kill clear way get lifted today.

The 5,500 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk have farewelled Sydney - and millions of dollars of their money - after their five-day stay.

Well, the Australian government likes Kitty Hawk's visit... it brings money.

It is estimated the 7,000 sailors aboard the Kitty Hawk and four support ships spent $2 million a day during their visit to Sydney - or about $280 a crew member, per day.

Laurent who works in Navy Base organised a tour for us, visiting USS Cowpens and USS Kitty Hawk yesterday. Cowpens is interesting, but the size of Kitty Hawk is impressive. I took some photos from both ships.

USS Cowpens:
USS Cowpens

USS Kitty Hawk:
USS Kitty Hawk

Two US sailors lowering down flag on Kitty Hawk (photo taken by Laurent):
Lowering US Flag

News source: Kitty Hawk sails out of Sydney Harbour (Yahoo!7 News, 10 July 2007)

related blog entry:
Kitty Hawk in Sydney (6 July 2007)

Posted by Antony on 10 July 2007 4:35 PM | newstalk, photos
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