Fleet Week Kicks Off in New York

USS San Jacinto
he USS San Jacinto sails into New York Harbor.

By MarEx 2017-05-24 20:54:55

Fleet Week New York 2017 began on Wednesday morning with the annual parade of ships along the Hudson River. 

The parade included U.S. Coast Guard Cutters and smallboats, several U.S. Navy ships, Naval Academy Patrol boats, a Royal Canadian Navy ship, Oceanographic Research Vessel Neil Armstrong and local partner agency vessels. 

Fleet Week New York, now in its 29th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. The event has been held nearly every year since 1984, and it is anticipated nearly 5,000 sailors, marines and coast guardsmen will participate this year. 

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a 418-foot National Security Cutter homeported in Charleston, South Carolina.

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Station New York provides maritime security for USS Kearsarge during Fleet Week.

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, a 418-foot National Security Cutter homeported in Charleston, South Carolina, transits past the Freedom Tower.

Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot Patrol Boat based in Bayonne, New Jersey, passes by the Statue of Liberty.

The Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) passing by U.S. Army Fort Hamilton Garrison.

Sailors and Marines man the rails of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as it passes the Statue of Liberty.

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen man the rails as their yard patrol (YP) crafts pass the Statue of Liberty.

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Garrison at Ft. Hamilton participate in a 15-gun salute honoring the arrival of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge.

Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class defense vessel HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701) passes under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (EPF 8) passes under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

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