Fleet Week New York 2017 kicks off with the annual Parade of Ships

May 24, 2017 – Fleet Week New York 2017 kicked off Wednesday morning with the annual parade of ships along the Hudson River. 

NEW YORK – The USS San Jacinto sails into New York Harbor during the Parade of Ships on May 24, 2017. U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian ships transited the New York Harbor to kick-off 2017 Fleet Week New York. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

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

A Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat – Medium from Station New York provides maritime security for USS Kearsarge during Fleet Week in New York City on May 24, 2017. The weeklong celebration is an opportunity for the public to meet Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Mariners, as well as witness the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

Fleet Week New York, now in its 29th year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services, and 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. 

Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot Patrol Boat based in Bayonne, New Jersey, passes by the Statue of Liberty in support of Fleet Week on May 24, 2017. This year marks the 29th year for New York City’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier)

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, transits past the Freedom Tower during the 2017 Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships on May 24, 2017. This year marks the 29th year for New York City’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons)

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