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    Drove to Trondheim to visit our daughter Friday.
    Later that evening I got a message with a bit of "inside" info about the Trident Juncture command ship USS Mount Whitney and the USS Iwo Jima.
    These two vessels would arrive in Trondheim during Saturday (today), and the first to appear, was USS Mount Whitney. They moored over at the Ila Pier.
    Then, at around noon, USS Iwo Jima appeared out in the fjord.

    USS Iwo Jima
    ​​​​​​IMGP0226 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Details of the superstructure
    ​​​​​​IMGP0234 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    ​​​​​​IMGP0242 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    Moored at the cruise quay
    ​​​​​​IMGP0252 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

    What about the USS Mount Whitney, the most important ship of the exercise?
    Well, they moored over at the Ila Pier, a bit out of reach for my 105mm lense, and the quay was effectively sealed off. But here's a cropped picture taken from Brattørkaia
    ​​​​​​IMGP0241 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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      From Ilsvikøra the USS Mount Whitney look like this, and KNM Gnist was not far away as guard vessel
      IMGP0257 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      In the background, near Pirbadet and clarion Hotel, the USS Iwo Jima is moored at the cruise quay
      ​​​​​​IMG_4759 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      ​​​​​​IMGP0267 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr
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        Great shots... we have some similar shots; Sterkoder, but I do like the last image. Shows off the ships unusual design, as well as the blue-hour shot at the cruise- quay.

        I didn't have much time between my night watch and my restaurant job... but took an hour brake during lunchtime yesterday.

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          I also posted this shot in the Hansteen-thread ( probably more appropriate), but I also think it should be here:

          It's similar to the image that Sterkoder also shot previously.

          2018_11_01 EOS5D-Trondheim-IMG_7007 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

          Hansteen: http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...rondhjem/page6
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          • nari
            nari commented
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            What a striking photo - A very large Iwo Jima but the little vessel commands attention - very well maintained.

          Another picture that I tried to copy from Sterkoder, because I liked his choice of perspective: the USS Mount Whitney at Ila pier:

          2018_11_01 EOS5D-Trondheim-IMG_7013 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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            It's been very busy on the fjord here in Trondheim the past few days... a handful ships has been crossing back and forth continuously. The ships are US Navy hovercrafts.

            They never come in conflict with the ferry-route across the fjord, they seem to make a real effort to stay WELL clear of us.

            Hence, I had to bring my big gun to work today so that I could capture them. Here is one of them:

            2018_11_10 EOS5D-US Navy amfibian-IMG_7057 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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              Not a great picture per say.... it was taken at "great" distance with a point-and-shoot camera... but nevertheless, it's the USS Mount Whitney on the way out from Trondheim:

              2018_11_08 G7XM2-US Navy-IMG_3219 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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              • nari
                nari commented
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                I think the older post-WW2 war ships looked better and more streamlined but maybe not as practical as the Mount Whitney.

              Two more images that I managed to capture of a couple of the US Navy hover crafts that criss-crossed the fjord the past week:

              2018_11_10 EOS5D-US Navy amfibian-IMG_7068 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

              2018_11_10 EOS5D-US Navy amfibian-IMG_7077 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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                These are also done with the Powershot camera, hence quality ain't as good as from DSLR...

                2018_11_03 G7XM2-Minesweeper-IMG_3189 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                2018_11_03 G7XM2-Mount Whitney-IMG_3194 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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                  2 more - this time with the GOOD camera:

                  Mount Whitney first - nearly taken at the same time as Sterkoder took his images:

                  2018_11_01 EOS5D-Trondheim-IMG_7029 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                  And the Iwo Jima:

                  2018_11_01 EOS5D-Trondheim-IMG_7022 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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                    Superb pictures with 3 helicopters in the air in the last shot with Iwo Jima
                    Yes I agree about the photo quality,point and shot camera is ok in good light but can not compete with the EOS 5D
                    Best wishes from Bengt Domben

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                      Originally posted by DS Lyngen View Post
                      Superb pictures with 3 helicopters in the air in the last shot with Iwo Jima
                      Yes I agree about the photo quality,point and shot camera is ok in good light but can not compete with the EOS 5D
                      I was lucky I think - one of those right time, right place kind of things.

                      And this time, I came prepared with the DSLR - thankfully.

                      Thank you for your kind comment!
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                        Royal Norwegian Navy has had some pretty rough time lately, both with what happened to the KNM Helge Ingstad and all the critiques from "sofa sailors" around the country.
                        What could be better than to congratulate the Norwegian Navy with their new ship, the logistics vessel KNM Maud. Congratulations!

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arGt7oOlKSI
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                          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                          Royal Norwegian Navy has had some pretty rough time lately, both with what happened to the KNM Helge Ingstad and all the critiques from "sofa sailors" around the country.
                          What could be better than to congratulate the Norwegian Navy with their new ship, the logistics vessel KNM Maud. Congratulations!

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arGt7oOlKSI
                          I bestow my most sincere blessings on the new achievement of the Royal Norwegian Navy.

                          I agree with you, it has been a truly distressing time with so many sofa-sailors voicing their "expert" opinions. I actually thought a lot about that today, because in the past week, I have seen three strong examples of people who thinks they "know better" how things should have been done. I may be totally wrong, but in my opinion I feel that removing uniforms and classes in society, may have a negative influence on the respect of certain professions: hence sofa-experts (also known as keyboard experts).

                          In my childhood, even bus drivers and taxi drivers had uniforms demanding respect and authority. These days, I feel that everybody should be on the same level with no class-difference: and opposing to any authority, being it the King, the Captain, the police officer, is completely acceptable. In my humble opinion, this is wrong.

                          We must respect and listen to those that have a certain profession: because they are the one with the information, the education and the knowledge.

                          Am I right, or am I completely off?
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            Some more of the USS Iwo Jima and the USS Mount Whitney - this time taken with my EOS5D DSLR: to be honest, I had to make quite an effort to get these shots!

                            2018_11_03 EOS5D-USS Iwo Jima and Mount Whitney-IMG_6954 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                            2018_11_03 EOS5D-USS Iwo Jima and Mount Whitney-IMG_6960 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                            2018_11_03 EOS5D-USS Iwo Jima and Mount Whitney-IMG_6979 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                            2018_11_03 EOS5D-USS Iwo Jima and Mount Whitney-IMG_6973 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                            2018_11_03 EOS5D-USS Iwo Jima and Mount Whitney-IMG_6980 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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