Ships Open For Tours During Fleet Week

USCG cutter Spencer
USCG cutter Spencer (WMEC 905)

Three U.S. Navy (USN) ships, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) yard patrol boats and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2015 Fleet Week New York, which began with the Parade of Ships on May 20.

Public visitation on USN ships and USCG cutters in Manhattan and Staten Island continues through Monday, May 25, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

USCG cutter Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109)

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USCG cutter Spencer (WMEC 905) will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan; USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Stout (DDG 55) and USCG cutter Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109) will be moored at Sullivans Pier on Staten Island; and the USNA yard patrol boats will be moored at Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Spencer and the USNA yard patrol boats are scheduled to depart on Saturday, May 23.

Visitors should plan to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All bags and/or camera cases will be searched prior to entering. Ships are considered an industrial environment and guests are encouraged to avoid open-toed sandals, high-heels, necklaces or other items that can get caught, as well as bags that are too heavy to carry comfortably. Sunscreen and/or sunglasses are advised.

USS San Antonio (LPD 17)
USS San Antonio (LPD 17)

There is no age requirement to tour USN, USNA and USCG ships during Fleet Week New York. However, adult visitors over the age of 18 are required to show a valid state or federal issued picture I.D. prior to touring. Additionally, tours may not be appropriate for small children or those with certain medical conditions. Strollers or baby carriages are permitted on the pier, but not allowed on the ships.

USS Barry (DDG 52)
USS Barry (DDG 52)

USN, USNA and USCG ships are not handicap accessible. The pier facilities in both Manhattan and Staten Island—including the exhibit, observation, refreshment and restroom areas—are handicap accessible. Photography is permitted aboard the ships during tours, but photos of security personnel or procedures are prohibited. Bottles, cans or containers of any type; banners, posters or signs of any type; mace, pepper spray or other defensive sprays or chemicals; knives, firearms, fireworks or any explosive; illegal drugs or paraphernalia; flammable liquids or aerosol spray cans; club weapons and animals are not permitted. Smoking is also not permitted aboard any ship or anywhere near the piers. The USN, USNA and USCG reserve the right to prohibit other items not listed above.

USS Stout (DDG 55)
USS Stout (DDG 55)

Food will not be available on the ships, but visitors will be able to purchase bottled water and some food items at concession stands on the piers.

In addition to public visitation of participating ships, there will be numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations throughout the week with the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members. To learn more, visit


Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

Leave a Reply




Art League’s ‘Cynthia Pascal: A Retrospective’ Opens April 15

The Art League of Long Island announces the retrospective exhibit of Cynthia Pascal in the Jeanne Tengelsen Gallery. The opening reception takes place on...

Got A Mystery Mutt? DNA Testing!

My family has always rescued dogs. From the time I was little, I can recall the click-clack of paws on our tile floors, floating...

Immigrant Stories: From Tokyo To Long Island, By Way Of Tattoo School

Growing up in Tokyo, Japan, Nasa Tsuchiya always loved to draw. As a child she had a strong interest in anime and the art...

Halloween In March

Halloween was about five months ago, but I still love anything spooky or creepy no matter what time of year. My name is Jennifer and...

Cult-Classic “The Room” Celebrates 20 Years

The Room is known as the worse movie ever made, but many consider it the best. The plot follows a successful bank executive named Johny,...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.