Fleet Week sets sail for New York City; ships announced
NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Three U.S. Navy ships and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2014 Fleet Week New York, May 21-27.
U.S. Navy participating ships will include Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) from Norfolk, Va., and Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) from Mayport, Fla.
USCG participating ships will include cutter Katherine Walker (WLM 552), the “Keeper of New York Harbor” from Bayonne, N.J. and cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) from Portsmouth, N.H.
In addition to public visitation of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and military demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members.
Fleet Week New York, now in its 26th 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 week-long celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. It is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate.
For up-to-date information on ship locations, hours and visitation information, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at www.fleetweeknewyork.com or “Like” www.facebook.com/FleetWeekNewYork.
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