Fireworks Underway

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) alongside USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) providing Iron Ike’s crew a “fireworks” barrage from her embarked guns in honor of Independence Day. While short of the famed “death blossom” possible with a VLS-equipped Aegis ship, it is nonetheless remarkable.

Normally this is the last thing a carrier sailor wants to see from their escorting cruiser while underway. (Photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Aaron Bewkes and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Trent P. Hawkins)

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