Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Navy Days

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

The USS Pelican (MHC-53) arrives at the Port of Beaumont during U.S. Navy Days in Beaumont on Friday, June 16, 2006. The 188-foot-long ship is designed to locate and conduct mine countermeasures, clear routes and conduct underwater search operations. The hull is constructed of a special fiberglass and resin to absorb shocks from underwater explosions.

The ship was originally commissioned in Beaumont in recognition of the area's WWII shipbuilding effort.


Fayrouz said...

Happy birthday my dear Mark.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thank you Princess.