Some pretty wild stuff. Can any ship-knowledgable people here tell us what it is that they are cranking by hand? It looks like a brake of some sort....? And how do ship anchors work? I always assumed that they sat on the bottom of the sea-bed to effectively "mount" the ship in place. Here's another one. Far more spectacular. This one seems to have stopped at the end: Apparently, a 1st Lt was trying to show off but almost managed to lose the entire thing. According to the description: Taken in 2008 aboard the USS George Washington. I imagine that was worth an ass-chewing or two.