Wednesday, October 14, 2015

USNS Trenton-Close Up

New London, CT  2015

I hope that this picture gives a sense for the size of the USNS Trenton.  It looked as thought the hull was made of stainless steel.  I asked a crew member about this and he told me that the ship's hull is made from brushed aluminum, which is much lighter than steel.  Notice that the hull is not painted, which would also add weight.  This ship was built for speed.

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