USS Carl Vinson transits the Strait of Hormuz.. ARABIAN SEA (Feb. 16, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transits the Strait of Hormuz. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class John Grandin/Released) 120216-N-BC134-478
The watchword of the Royal Navy in 2013 is: protecting our nation’s interests. And this is it in practice: new destroyer HMS Dragon shepherding a gigantic liquefied natural gas carrier through the narrows of the Strait of Hormuz, one of at least four choke points on the high seas which such a ship must pass through to reach these isles.