And Now For Something Completely Different...

... a picture of a couple of weird-ass skimmers:

These strange looking ships are the first two Littoral Combat Ships, USS Freedom (LCS 1) and USS Independence (LCS 2) exercising together off the coast of San Diego. Normally I don't post pictures of skimmers without periscope crosshairs superimposed over them, but the last thread was rapidly reaching the limit on the number of allowed comments and I needed to post something.

What's the most fascinating thing you've ever seen through the periscope?

Update 1320 09 May: Coming up tonight on TSSBP -- how much does it cost to repair a reduction gear on an SSGN after a bolt gets left adrift inside the housing during an inspection?