The Frigates Will Endure
Sure, the Resolute Desk is cool, but it isn’t this cool.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Russell Smith (MCPON), recently met a group of Seabees who have been working on a special project for the past couple of weeks.
Today ended with a visit to a small team of Seabees, charged with constructing two desks – one for the Vice President, and one for the Secretary of the Navy.
King Bee, Force Master Chief Del Terrell and his crew built both desks from wood (live oak and Douglas fir), copper, nails and more harvested from CONSTITUTION during the 2017 dry docking. SECNAVs desk additionally contains wood from two other of the original six frigates, CONSTELLATION and CHESAPEAKE.
This small crew has taken their craft to a place that almost defies explanation, leaving me speechless. The talents our Sailors have is stunning.
We build we fight! Hooyah SeaBees!