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Posted: 4/20/2010 7:30:56 PM EDT
Navy announces ships for N.Y. Fleet Week

Staff report
Posted : Tuesday Apr 20, 2010 11:25:40 EDT

The Navy plans to send seven ships to New York’s annual Fleet Week next month, it announced Tuesday: a big-deck gator, a cruiser, a destroyer and four smaller patrol coastal ships. The Coast Guard plans to send three ships.

From Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the Navy will dispatch the amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima, destroyer James E. Williams and PCs Tempest, Hurricane, Monsoon and Squall, the announcement said. The cruiser Philippine Sea will sail from Naval Station Mayport, Fla.

The Coast Guard plans to send the buoy tenders Katherine Walker of New York, and Abbie Burgess of Cape May, N.J.; and the medium-endurance cutter Campbell, based in Portsmouth, N.H., according to Navy Region Mid-Atlantic.

Iwo Jima will dock in Manhattan during the fleet festival May 26 to June 2, and all the other ships will dock in the borough of Staten Island. The ships will be available for public tours and their crews — about 3,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen — will be feted at events throughout the city.

International warships also have visited New York during Fleet Week, although their arrangements this year have not yet been confirmed.
Link Posted: 4/20/2010 7:47:54 PM EDT
The Sailors will have a ball in NYC.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 9:52:05 AM EDT
I went to Boston on the USS Shreveport LPD-12 in 1983, July 4th week and I had a frigging ball, I imagine NY will be just as good if not better.
I was actually pissed when we had to go, until we got there, then I was pissed that we had to leave.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 9:56:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By FireControlman:
The Sailors will have a ball in NYC.


Quite possibly the best time/place to be out in uniform.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 12:59:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrojanMan:
Originally Posted By FireControlman:
The Sailors will have a ball in NYC.


Quite possibly the best time/place to be out in uniform.

We weren't in Uniform when we were in Boston but the Wimminz knew who we were and it was GREAT !!!
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 1:01:02 PM EDT
My ex was trying to borrow money last week, I think I'll get her a bus ticket to NYC, she can earn the money she needs.
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 1:04:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2010 2:42:51 PM EDT
In 2005 I was on USS Port Royal (CG-73) and we went to Portland,OR for fleet week. It was a fucking blast! I never got to go to the NYC or Boston fleet weeks' but wished I had.
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