Parade of Ships signals start of Fleet Week New York 2016
May 25, 2016
NEW YORK (NRMA) – Four U.S. Navy ships, two U.S. Coast Guard cutters (USCGC), and three Royal Canadian Navy ships are set to arrive in the New York Harbor tomorrow, beginning at noon, to participate in the 2016 Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships.
Participating ships will include the following:
- Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), from Norfolk, Virginia
- USCGC Katherine Walker (WLM 552), from Bayonne, New Jersey
- Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), from Mayport, Florida
- Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), from Norfolk, Virginia
- USCGC Forward (WMEC 911), from Portsmouth, Virginia
- Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), from Mayport, Florida
- 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
The ships can be seen along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge. The flagship, Bataan, is scheduled to render an 11-gun salute as the ship passes Fort Hamilton on Long Island, N.Y.
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 firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.
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