The USS McFaul (pictured here) will replace the USS Gettysburg at Fleet Week New York.

Fleet Week New York: USS McFaul to Replace USS Gettysburg at Annual Event

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the USS McFaul from Norfolk, Va. will replace the USS Gettysburg guided-missile cruiser at Fleet Week New York.

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul from Norfolk, Va. will replace the USS Gettysburg guided-missile cruiser at the 2014 Fleet Week New York, which is now in its 26th year. The USS McFaul will represent the Navy beginning with the Parade of Ships on May 21.

According to Seapower Magazine, the USS McFaul will be moored with the USS Cole — an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis-equipped guided-missile destroyer — and the Katherine Walker — a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter — at The Sullivans Pier in Staten Island.

Other participating ships include the USS Oak Hill, a Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship, and the Coast Guard cutter Campbell, both of which will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan.

As Seapower Magazine points out, public visitation on Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters is scheduled to begin on May 22 and run through May 26. Visiting hours are 8am to 5pm daily.

For more information on ship locations, hours and visitation information, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com.

Read more: http://www.seapowermagazine.org/stories/20140428-fleet-week.html

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