Well it’s that time again: time to change the wallpaper on your desktop. Last time the theme was carrier aviation. But for this winter update, a little surface warfare seems about right. And nothing says surface warfare quite like underway replenishment.
That’s right, messengers, sailors hauling lines, two ships sailing side-by-side in a complex ship maneuvering exercise and bridge-to-bridge coordination: surface warfare. This is the testing ground where junior officers get their conning officers PQS signed off and young blue shirts earn their stripes on line handlers (and that’s no picnic if you’ve never done it).
It also happens to be photogenic. Check these out and click on the image to download the high-res version.