Patrick Hennessey

Carrier Moves

Another Great Day at Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H W Bush

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According to the captain of the USS George H W Bush, every single day is ‘a beautiful day to be at sea’. Such breezy optimism is understandable when you’re in charge of more than 1,000 feet and 100,000 tons of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The George H W Bush is one of the largest and most powerful warships on the planet, ‘the tip of the spear’ as Geoff Dyer notes in this absorbing account of two weeks spent on board as official ‘writer in residence’.

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