Fleet Week in NYC is a seven-day celebration to honor the members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. Every year, the weeklong bash kicks off with the Parade of ships and continues with military demonstrations, a Memorial Day ceremony and more outstanding things to do around town. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the public to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984.
The biggest ship in town this year is the USS Arlington (LPD-24), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. It is the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for Arlington, Virginia, the location of the Pentagon. Like her sister ships, USS New York and Somerset, she is named in commemoration of the 11 September 2001 attacks. Steel taken from the Pentagon after the 11 September attacks is displayed aboard in the ship’s museum. Amphibious ships have been regular sights at Fleet Week for years. Ship tour features various wonderful demonstrations, interactive static display of vehicles, weapons, and helicopters. Please enjoy our photos of this amazing ship tour.
Remember our fallen heroes. They are the reason that we are free. To the men and women of our Armed Forces—Thank You!