I have more pictures to share - my fascination was with the tail images, and the pilots nicknames, as evidenced by this primarily photo blog.
This had special meaning to me, as I have a rescued cat named Gizmo. Not sure the LT would like the reference.
I can only imagine "how" these nicknames are earned!
Really, don't you think this is a very specific nickname?????
Lt CDR Chuckles......well, his plane on the flight deck at least.
We all loved this name!
Ok, there were probably a million other pictures, but I could not avoid the nicknames and the tail insignia...
The bronze statue of the namesake of the ship...This ship is unique in that their namesake is still living, has visited twice and writes personal letters to the departing sailors thanking them for their service.
And one of the seven dwarfs...I did not see the other six names anywhere that I recall..
And , of course, Uncle Pepe....who could fly without him.