Time-lapse video: Crew of the USS Bataan washes down the flight deck

Posted at 11:14 AM, Oct 06, 2014

It takes a lot of coordination to wash down a ship as big as the USS Bataan.

Check out her crew hard at work in this time-lapse video released on the ship’s Facebook page.

The ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit transited the Suez Canal on Thursday, marking the beginning of their journey homeward.

The Bataan, the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde, and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall left Hampton Roads on February 8th.