Fleet Week Sets Course For New York City; Ships Announced

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Five U.S. Navy ships, four U.S. Naval Academy (U.S.N.A.) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), two U.S. Coast Guard cutters (U.S.C.G.C.), and four Royal Canadian Navy ships will participate during the 2016 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), from May 25-31.

It is anticipated that nearly 4,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. Ship tours will be conducted daily throughout the week in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. All ships will be open for tours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of the Intrepid Pier, which opens at 10 a.m. Lines may be capped at 3 p.m. to allow guests to finish their tours.

Ship and pier locations include:

Manhattan, Pier 88S:

. Wasp-class amphibious assault ship U.S.S. Bataan (LHD 5), from Norfolk, VA

USS Bataan (LHD 5) Photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Dennis Timms.
USS Bataan (LHD 5) Photo by Photographers Mate 3rd Class Dennis Timms.

Fleet_MEU. Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, from Camp Lejeune, NC

*Please note due to cruise ship operations there will be no public tours on Pier 88S on Sunday, May 29.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86N:

U.S.C.G.C. Juniper
U.S.C.G.C. Juniper

. U.S.C.G.C. Juniper (WLB 201), from Newport, RI

. Four U.S.N.A. YPs, from Annapolis, MD

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal:

U.S.S. Farragut (DDG-99)
U.S.S. Farragut (DDG-99)

. Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer U.S.S. Farragut (DDG 99), from Mayport, FL

U.S.S. Bainbridge (DDG 96) Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber N. O'Donovan
U.S.S. Bainbridge (DDG 96) Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber N. O’Donovan

. Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer U.S.S. Bainbridge (DDG 96), from Norfolk, VA

U.S.C.G.C. Forward
U.S.C.G.C. Forward

. U.S.C.G.C. Forward (WMEC 911), from Portsmouth, VA


U.S.S. The Sullivan’s Homeport Pier, Staten Island:

U.S.S. Fort McHenry Photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gary B. Granger.
U.S.S. Fort McHenry Photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Gary B. Granger.

. Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship U.S.S. Fort McHenry (LSD 43), from Mayport, FL

U.S.S. Shamal
U.S.S. Shamal

. Cyclone-class patrol (coastal) ship U.S.S. Shamal (PC 13), from Mayport, FL

Manhattan, Pier 92S:

. Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (D 282), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

. Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Kingston (MM 700), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

. Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

. Submarine HMCS Windsor (SSK 877), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

FWNY, now in its 28th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The week-long celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.

For up-to-date information on all FWNY events, visit the official FWNY website, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. FWNY photos can be viewed on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/fwnypao. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC.

 

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