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Visit Neighboring Ships During Fleet Week
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Posted: 5/9/2019 4:49:34 PM

Fleet week

Live the excitement of Fleet Week first-hand by touring visiting ships on Manhattan's west side. In addition to the Intrepid Museum's week-long festivities, Piers 86 and 88 will host eight navy ships that are open for exploration along side Intrepid. Read on for the details and click here for a map.
 
Pier 88 Ships
48th St. and 12th Ave.
/ May 23-25, 27* / 8:00am-5:00pm
*Pier 88 will be closed on Sunday, May 26


USS New York (LPD 21)

Class/Type: San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship
Commissioned: November 7, 2009
Did you know...The USS New York was one of three ships named to commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and its bow stem is constructed from steel recovered from the World Trade Center.

 
HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701)

Class/Type: Kingston-class coastal defence vessel Commissioned: October 26, 1996
Did you know...In September 1998, she was one of the ships that participated in Operation PERSISTENCE after the crash of Swissair Flight 111 off Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.

 
HMCS Oriole (KC 480)

Class/Type: Sail training ketch
Commissioned: June 19, 1952
Did you know...The HMCS Oriole is currently the oldest commissioned vessel in the Royal Canadian Navy and also the longest serving commissioned ship.
 
 
Pier 86 Ships*
46th St. and 12th Ave.
/ May 23-27 / 8:00am-5:00pm
*Access to Pier 86 requires a free Pier Ticket acquired at the Intrepid Museum's Welcome Center
 
 

U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol Craft**

Class/Type: YP 703
Commissioned: Unknown
Did you know...These yard patrol craft can cruise for 1800 nautical miles at 12 knots for five days without refueling!

**These ships are only open May 23-24 and depart on Saturday, May 25.


USCGC Lawrence O. Lawson (WPC 1120)

Class/Type: Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter Commissioned: March 2017
Did you know...Like all fast response cutters, this ship is named after a Coast Guard enlisted hero. Keeper Lawrence O. Lawson served for more than 23 years and saved more than 400 lives during his tenure.
 
Source: http://militarynews.com/app/fleetweeknewyork/index.html
 
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