A Salute to Service: Fleet Week New York 2024 Begins

Fleet Week New York 2024 officially begins Wednesday morning with the ceremonial Parade of Ships.

Over a dozen ships will enter New York Harbor, passing landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Fort Hamilton, and One World Trade Center on their way to Manhattan.

This year marks the 36th edition of this annual event, with the theme “Fleet Week New York…Celebrating Those Who Serve.”

“Fleet Week is about celebrating those who serve and recognizing the unyielding strength of our Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard team,” stated Rear Adm. Wesley McCall, Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, on the official Fleet Week website. “As we come together to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice during their service, we are reminded of the diverse and inclusive fighting force that is currently serving to protect national security and preserve our way of life.”

Here are the participating Ships for 2024:

– Amphibious assault ship: USS Bataan (LHD 5) from Norfolk, Virginia

– Baden-Württemberg-class frigate: FGS Baden-Württemberg (F-222) from Germany

– Berlin-class replenishment ship: FGS Frankfurt am Main (A-1412) from Germany

– Four U.S. Naval Academy YPs, Annapolis, Maryland

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