Saluting people who make a difference aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt
In this beautiful photograph the mood is complex. Seaman Kaylianna Genier captures USS Theodore Roosevelt arriving at Apra Harbour and while the sun is at around 15:00 hours local time, the mood is days’ end.
“Not a sad thing but the emotions captured are mixed. USS Theodore Roosevelt in all her majesty has been in a fierce fight against a ferocious microscopic pathogen that has plagued mankind. CVN-71’s crew has kicked COVID-19 butt but not without sad losses,” said a Nurses Without Borders nurse FPMag spoke with who has been dating a sailor aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
She was patrolling the Western Pacific when Capt. Brett Crozier determined it necessary to head to Guam on 26 March after many sailors tested positive for the coronavirus. Over the following weeks, 1,156 of the Roosevelt’s 4,800 crew members became infected, according to US Navy sources.
Some crew members who have not cleared quarantine will join the carrier in the future.
According to a US Navy statement, “Crew members who tested positive for COVID-19 remain in isolation at controlled locations on Naval Base Guam, where they receive daily medical supportive care. All medical care is being provided by medical personnel from USS Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, and elements of the U.S. Marine Corps 3rd Medical Battalion.”
To support Sailors, USS Theodore Roosevelt has a civilian resiliency counselor, a chaplain team and medical psychologist assisting as needed. The crew is also being supported by Joint Region Marianas and Naval Base Guam chaplains.
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier
Better days lie ahead.
Captain Brett Crozier also became ill with the SARS2 related disease and was replaced by a previous commander, Captain Carlos Sardiell.
Captain Brett Crozier has since recovered from COVID-19, cleared quarantine and has reported to senior duty in San Diego.
According to a source with in the navy, “The rapidly changing leadership atop the Navy is a reflection of disturbingly erratic times during the Donald Trump administration. Hopefully the strangeness ends soon.”
An amateur video of Crew member Michael Washington might best tell the story of Captain Crozier.
Departing Guam on 4 June, USS Theodore Roosevelt continues its scheduled deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations in the Indo-Pacific.
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier
USS Theodore Roosevelt is not the only vessel to be hit by the COVID-19 illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. Here is the latest updates on vessels impacted. Visit the full statistics report.
List of Notable COVID-19 Infected Ships
The Ship List (71) Cases | Deaths | Recoveries
|Navy: USS Theodore Roosevelt||1168||1||1155|
|Navy: Charles de Gaulle||1081||0||0|
|Ship: Ruby Princess||852||22||830|
|Ship: *Diamond Princess||712||14||698|
|Ship: Disney Wonder||238||1||237|
|Ship: Celebrity Apex||224||0||224|
|Ship: Costa Atlantica||148||0||148|
|Ship: Greg Mortimer||128||1||127|
|Ship: MV Horizon||125||0||125|
|Ship: *Grand Princess||122||7||115|
|Navy: USS Kidd||96||0||0|
|Ship: MV Artania||89||4||85|
|Ship: MSC Seaview||86||0||86|
|Ship: Ovation of the Seas||79||1||78|
|Navy: USNS Leroy Grumman||52||2||50|
|Ship: Celebrity Flora||48||0||48|
|Ship: A Sara||45||0||45|
|Ship: River Anuket||45||0||45|
|Ship: Costa Fascinosa||43||3||40|
|Ship: MS Roald Amundsen||40||0||40|
|Ship: Voyager of the Seas||39||2||37|
|Ship: Costa Luminosa||36||3||33|
|Navy: Chevalier Paul||35||0||0|
|Ship: Symphony of the Seas||31||1||30|
|Navy: ROCS Pan Shi||31||0||0|
|Navy: USS Tripoli||24||0||0|
|Ship: Celebrity Solstice||20||1||19|
|Ship: Adventure of the Seas||19||0||129|
|Navy: USS Ronald Reagan||16||0||0|
|Ship: Oasis of the Seas||14||3||11|
|Ship: MS Zaandam||13||4||9|
|Ship: Costa Favolosa||13||1||12|
|Ship: Coral Princess||12||3||9|
|Ship: World Dream||12||0||12|
|Ship: Ship: Celebrity Eclipse||10||2||8|
|Navy: HNLMS Dolfijn||8||0||8|
|Ship: Black Watch||8||0||8|
|Navy: USNS Mercy||7||0||0|
|Ship: Pride of America||7||0||7|
|Ship: MSC Bellissima||6||0||6|
|Ship: Mein Schiff 3||9||0||9|
|Ship: Norwegian Breakaway||3||1||2|
|Navy: USS Essex||3||0||0|
|Ship: Silver Shadow||2||1||1|
|Ship: Marella Explorer II||2||1||1|
|Navy: USS Boxer||2||0||0|
|Navy: USS Nimitz||2||0||0|
|Navy: USNS Comfort||2||0||0|
|Ship: Costa Magica||2||0||2|
|Ship: Liberty of the Seas||2||0||2|
|Ship: MSC Preziosa||2||0||2|
|Ship: Celebrity Infinity||2||0||2|
|Ship: Seven Seas Navigator||2||0||2|
|Ship: Paul Gauguin||2||0||2|
|Navy: USS Carl Vinson||1||0||0|
|Navy: USS Ralph Johnson||1||0||0|
|Navy: USS Coronado||1||0||0|
|Navy: Leopold I||1||0||0|
|Ship: Costa Victoria||1||0||1|
|Ship: Mein Schiff 1|
|Ship: MSC Splendida||1||0||1|
|Ship: Norwegian Bliss||1||0||1|
|Ship: Sun Princess||1||0||1|
|Ship: MSC Armonia||1||0||1|
|Ship: Carnival Valor||1||0||1|
|Ship: Majesty of the Seas||1||0||1|
|Ship: Carnival Freedom||1||0||1|
Happier Days, arriving back at Guam to pick up those of the crew clearing quarantine on 3 June having completed carrier qualifications in the Philippines Sea on 2 June.
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Pyoung K. Yi
Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Will Bennett
Thank you to the amazing photo journalists aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt for your great work we have published in the past and look forward to in the future. To you and all your fellow crew members we bid you a safe and enjoyable deployment. Thank you for what you do.