Final Cruise of the USS Sacramento (AOE-1)

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We left Seattle behind us and headed across Puget Sound for Rich Passage where we met two Navy tugs,  who served as our escort,
 giving a water cannon salute.

All along Rich Passage and Waterman Point residents,
who are familiar with ships passing almost in their back yards,
came out to witness Sacramento's final passage .

Even the busy ferry commuters crowded the decks to get one final look at the Magestic Lady as we approached Naval Shipyard, Bremerton,
Sacramento's birthplace and home for 40 years,

Slowly and majestically, to the sounds of "Amazing Grace",

Sacramento eased into her berth and moored one last time.

All too soon the time has come to bid farewell to this  fine lady.

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These pages were constructed by QMC (SW) Husted, USN (Ret)
Chief Husted retired from active duty in 1996.
He and his wife, a retired school teacher, reside on their horse ranch, Boulder Knoll Stables, in Sanaway, a suburb of Tacoma, WA