TheDay.com: Unlike the submarines that move quietly in and out of the area, the Navy’s amphibious landing craft will arrive Friday for OpSail in noisy, dramatic fashion.
Capt. Marc W. Denno said the landing craft puts on “quite a show” with its gas turbines, which are essentially jet engines. The USS Carter Hall is sending the landing craft to “storm” [Niantic’s] Hole-in-the-Wall Beach as part of the opening ceremonies for OpSail 2012CT.
“It’s very loud. It will look like a big, white cloud of water spray approaching the beach. Then the sand will start to kick up,” said Denno, commander of the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.
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