Parade of Ships Kicks Off Fleet Week New York

The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard officially kicked off 2015 Fleet Week New York (FWNY) with a Parade of Ships, May 20.

FWNY, 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. Nearly 1,800 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are participating this year.

Participating ships included the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Stout (DDG 55), U.S. Coast Guard cutters Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109), Spencer (WMEC 905), and FDNY Fireboat 343.

Ships will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan and USS The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island for the duration of FWNY. The Parade of Ships is the beginning of the weeklong celebration.

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