NORFOLK (July 25, 2012) -- Tugboats guide the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on the Elizabeth River to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. George H.W. Bush will begin a planned incremental availability to refurbish and conduct intensive maintenance on shipboard systems. George H.W. Bush recently completed its first combat deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leonard Adams Jr.)

NORFOLK (July 25, 2012) — Tugboats guide the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on the Elizabeth River to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. George H.W. Bush will begin a planned incremental availability to refurbish and conduct intensive maintenance on shipboard systems. George H.W. Bush recently completed its first combat deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Leonard Adams Jr.)

Boaters understand the awesome power and precision of tugboats, but perhaps nothing visualizes this more than watching them guide an American supercarrier.

In Norfok on Wednesday, this was seen as tugboats guided USS George H.W. Bush on the Elizabeth River to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.