The USS Harry S. Truman CVN 75 completed sea trials and returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk for the first time in almost a year. The sea trials consisted of small boat recoveries, testing improved fire systems, performing a series of high-speed turns, catapult testing and a simulated replenishment-at-sea.

“Sea trials is a five-day underway that pushes the limits of the ship; a true shakedown,” said Truman’s Executive Officer Capt. Cassidy Norman. “Everything we’ve done for the past year has been building up to this moment. I’m proud to finally have our ship back out on the waterfront.”

“This is the big leagues now,” said ship’s boatswain, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Erik Allison. “It’s time for our Sailors to showcase and build on their knowledge of these shipboard evolutions. It’s time to show that we can drop anchor and we can take care of this ship.

“This is our first time back out on the Atlantic since we pulled in to start the maintenance period a little under a year ago,” said Logistics Specialist 1st Class Kurt C. Trammell II. “We completed more than 300 hours of shipboard evolutions during the five days at sea. Our ship and her crew were pushed to their limits while we were out there, but we came out on top.” – US Navy

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Featured image of Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 3rd Class Matthew Rosario operating a sound-powered telephone on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the ship transits to sea trials. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Rebekah Watkins

3rd Class Matthew Rosario