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.
- Photos: The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group on deployment
- USS George H.W. Bush, USS Bataan groups relieved from Persian Gulf this month
- Marine helicopter crashes while trying to land aboard the USS Mesa Verde
- USS Bataan sailors assist fishing vessel in distress in the Arabian Gulf
- Norfolk-based USS Bataan and USS Elrod rescue 282 people in the Mediterranean
- Time-lapse video: The USS Bataan transits the Suez Canal
- Time-lapse video: The USS Bataan conducts a replenishment-at-sea