Five U.S. Navy ships, one Royal Canadian Navy vessel and one Military Sealift Command ship departed the area May 28, signaling the completion of 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY). More than 51,000 people visited and toured Navy and Coast Guard ships throughout the week.
Participating ships were:
Pier 88, Manhattan:
- Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701)
- San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21)
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal:
- Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Hué City (CG 66)
Homeport Pier, Staten Island:
- Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109)
- Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5)
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point:
- Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Tornado (PC 14)
SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx:
- Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10)
Throughout the weeklong event, more than 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in numerous community events, including visits to area schools, revitalization projects with Habitat for Humanity, outreach efforts through Project HOPE, Memorial Day parades, as well as assisting in soup kitchens and senior centers to provide a helping hand to the citizens of New York who graciously hosted them.
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation teams showcased a variety of troop insertions and Search and Rescue demonstrations at and near public parks throughout the area; and Navy divers played tic-tac-toe with visitors from inside of a dive tank and Marines demonstrated martial arts techniques used in today’s military in Times Square; and Navy and Marine Corps bands and drill team performed for tens of thousands of onlookers throughout the city.
Service members also participated in a Reenlistment and Promotion Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial, which celebrated service members’ renewed commitment to uniformed military service.
Now in its 31st year, Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 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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