Petty Officer 1st Class David Strasser of Norfolk releases one of the final lines to the guided missile destroyer Mason just before the ship pulled away from Pier 5 at the Norfolk Naval Station ... more 
Petty Officer 1st Class David Strasser of Norfolk releases one of the final lines to the guided missile destroyer Mason just before the ship pulled away from Pier 5 at the Norfolk Naval Station Thursday morning, August 25, 2011 as the ship prepared to get underway with other Navy ships from the Norfolk Naval Station ahead of approaching Hurricane Irene. The U.S. Navy ordered more than 60 ships out to safer waters Thursday so they could better weather the storm. (AP Photo/TheVirginian-Pilot, Bill Tiernan) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By TheVirginian-Pilot, Bill Tiernan
Thu, Aug 25, 2011 11:01 AM EDT