A couple of days before the ceremony, Hans took us on a tour of the ship (bunting was being put in place).
His state room has custom made pillows on the sofa.
In the wardroom, as well as on the bridge, there is a chair that only the Commanding Officer is allowed to sit in.
Hans in the CO chair on the bridge.
On the deck of the ship
Josiah had been bored on the ship until we were in the control room. One of the sailors started communicating with him on this headset, and then he had fun! We could hear their conversation on a speaker.
The stage was set up for the ceremony.
Watching a sailor preparing to lower the flag.