New York's 35th annual Fleet Week kicked off early on May 24 with the Parade of Ships up the Hudson River featuring naval vessels from the United States and allied countries.
The American flagship was the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (Norfolk, Va.), with other American vessels including the Spearhead class fast transport USNS Newport (Norfolk, Va.), the Coast Guard's fast-response cutter USCGC Warren Deyampert (Boston, Mass.), and the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (Norfolk, Va.).
International vessels included the ITS Virginio Fasan (F 591) frigate from La Spezia, Italy, the Royal Canadian Navy's coastal defense vessel HMCS Glace Bay from Nova Scotia, and the British Royal Navy's Ocean survey vessel HMS Scott (H131) from Plymouth, UK.
The ships are in Manhattan, New York, until May 30 and are open for visitors.
According to the TimeOut website the ships are located at the following piers—from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge.
Manhattan, Pier 88 South: USS Wasp, closed on Sunday, May 28.
Pier 88 North: HMS Scott, also closed on May 28.
Pier 90 North: ITS Virginio Fasan.
Pier 86: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats (YPs); Fast response cutter USCGC Warren Deyampert.
Homeport Pier, Staten Island: The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill, the Spearhead class fast transport USNS Newport, and USCGC Legare (Portsmouth, Va.)
Ships are open from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. daily, except for tours on the Intrepid which run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Nearly 2,400 military personnel will participate in the festivities.