Something mysterious on the foredeck of USS Elrod as pointed out at Brickmuppet here and in the links therein.
Extreme close-up below:
Looks like a Mark I Mod 2 inch broomstick gun to me.
Navy photo caption from here:
ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 13, 2007) – Guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) sails toward Norfolk, Va. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Patrick Gearhiser (RELEASED)Click on photos to make them bigger.
UPDATE: A couple of ideas for scaring the armies of darkness...click on the photos to increase their size.
Empire Strikes Back Frigate:
The "Ash Can" Frigate:
UPDATE2: CDR Salamander has joined the fun.
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