PHOTOGRAPHY – An American Warship in Hong Kong 6


The USS Peleliu (LHA-5) AH-1Z Viper amphibious assault ship was docked at Ocean Terminal for much of this week. Hong Kongers were all of a fluster as the Americans dropped by on a scheduled, routine R&R stop. However, the high-profile presence of the USS Peleliu was said to be a ‘nod’ to tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Below are some of the best images captured during the week. Whilst viewing these shots, Hong Wrong recommends a choice of two musical accompaniment options…

‘Top Gun / ‘Take My Breath Away’

OR Village People’s ‘In the Navy’

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McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II attack plane, by SK Leung, click to enlarge

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by SK Leung, click to enlarge

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by SK Leung, click to enlarge

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by SK Leung, click to enlarge

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via j3tourshk.posterous.com

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via j3tourshk.posterous.com

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via See-ming Lee on Flickr

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via SCMP

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via SCMP

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via Xavier* on Flickr

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via Xavier* on Flickr

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via SCMP

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via Mark Obusan on Flickr

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via Mark Obusan on Flickr

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via icy5816 on Flickr

Seaman Jaime Watson rings aboard distinguished visitors, via Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet on Flickr

Rear Adm. Jeffery Harley addresses distinguished visitors, via SurfaceWarriors on Flickr

via Xavier* on Flickr

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Leaving the city, via @benfox on Twitter