I would second Hobbit's Independence Day greetings to our colonial cousins especially those in the US Submarine Service wishing them a great national holiday. However, I have to point out that Paul Revere was a tattletale. LOL.
The arrival of USS Kitty-Hawk hit the news tonight as she sailed into Sydney with escort . Big as three soccer pitches I understand with a crew over 5K . Significantly the vessels will not be open to visitors in view of the current high alert in force . Strange they did not hit port for Independence Day but no doubt this is also because of the present tension with possible terrorist attacks .
Apparently the KH is non-nuc and the last carrier of this type . Off to the the States to de-commish and all future carriers will be nuc . Just as well the KH is non-nuc as the greeting would be different to the one given to her today