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Fleet Week Underway in New York

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May 25, 2016

  • Photo: Jeff O'Malley
  • Photo: Jeff O'Malley
  • Photo: Jeff O'Malley
  • Sailors onboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) pose for a “I heart New York” photograph in preparation for Fleet Week New York. (U.S. Navy photo by Raymond Minami)
  • Photo: Jeff O'Malley Photo: Jeff O'Malley
  • Photo: Jeff O'Malley Photo: Jeff O'Malley
  • Photo: Jeff O'Malley Photo: Jeff O'Malley
  • Sailors onboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) pose for a “I heart New York” photograph in preparation for Fleet Week New York. (U.S. Navy photo by Raymond Minami) Sailors onboard USS Bataan (LHD 5) pose for a “I heart New York” photograph in preparation for Fleet Week New York. (U.S. Navy photo by Raymond Minami)
Parade of ships signals start of Fleet Week New York 2016
 
Now in its 28th year, New York Fleet Week has commenced, with ships from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy sailing into New York Harbor.
 
The parade of ships, which can be seen along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge, include:
  • Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)
  • USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552)
  • Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99)
  • Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96)
  • USCGC Forward (WMEC 911)
  • Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43)
  • Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (D 282)
  • Kingston-class coastal defense vessel HMCS Kingston (MM 700)
  • Kingston-class coastal defense vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708)
 
The weeklong Fleet Week celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984, providing an opportunity for New Yorkers to witness firsthand the capabilities of today’s maritime services, as well as meet sailors, marines and coastguardsmen.
 
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