At sunset, as Gearing clears the starboard side of Nantahala,
USS America, still taking on fuel, towers over the smaller oiler.
The America was commissioned in January 1965, decommissioned in August 1996,
and sunk "for research" off the VACapes in May 2005. CLICK HERE to see a
separate page on this Gearing website that salutes the America.
CLICK HERE for the Wikipedia story about the America.
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