Citizens from New York City and the surrounding tri-state area flocked to the Hudson River piers to tour U.S. Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters participating in Fleet Week New York, May 21.
The tours are open to the general public and display the maritime capabilities of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard units assembled. Participating vessels include: USS San Antonio (LPD 17), Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Stout (DDG 55), Coast Guard cutters Spencer (WMEC 905) and Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109).
The ships will be available for tours in Manhattan and Staten Island from May 21 to May 25. Service members will also participate in a wide range of events, including community relations and outreach projects, re-enlistment ceremonies, and more.
Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th 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.
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