What helps you hold tight at the place that you like?

What helps you hold tight at the place that you like?

What’s more difficult to stop than a huge ship, sailing in open waters? And the thing that does it is really great. Its shape, dimensions and hardness were worked out in centuries, by experience of generations of sailors. This is the object that ship is useless without. They often serve for memorials, even when ships themselves become a part of history. To your attention, a selection of majestic anchors.

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050202-N-8148A-019 Pacific Ocean (Feb. 2, 2005) - The starboard anchor of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is released into the Pacific Ocean during an anchor drop test. Reagan is currently underway conducting routine carrier operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Kitt Amaritnant (RELEASED)

050509-N-4776G-026 Pacific Ocean (May 9, 2005) - The port anchor aboard the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) is released into the ocean during an anchor drop test. The nuclear-powered ship is currently underway conducting routine carrier operations in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kathleen Gorby (RELEASED)

021205-N-4374S-005 Norfolk, Va., (Dec. 5, 2002) -- A Sailor washes down the forward anchor aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) before getting underway with the Harry S. Truman Battle Group on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy Photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg.  (RELEASED)

020707-N-6067M-006 Southern Pacific Ocean (Jul. 7, 2002) -- Seaman Matthew Johnston and Boatswain's Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class Lody Quinola free the Òpelican hookÓ anchor chain locking mechanism aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Fife (DDG 991) during exercise UNITAS 2002. UNITAS (Latin for ÒunityÓ) is an exercise which involves warships from six countries participating in ten days of intense wargames designed to build multinational coalitions while promoting hemispheric defense and mutual cooperation. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 1st Class Shane T. McCoy. (RELEASED)

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