Nats 1997, Monday July 21

Monday is the first full day of battle. For me, Monday morning's first battle is greeted with nervous anticipation. For the rest of the week, I am calmer. Then it's just a matter of keeping the ship going.

The scores for Fleet Battle #1: Allied 19,225 Axis 8,740

The scores for Fleet Battle #2: Allied 15,035 Axis 11,580

At the end of Day 1 the Allies are ahead 34,260 to 20,320!

Stan talking with reporters
Ron Hunt, the 1997 Allied Admiral, getting his ship ready to battle.
Marty Hayes, the 1997 Axis Admiral confers with an allied battler..
Pausing to reflect on the upcoming battle..
Launching a boat.
Looking for some enemy action.