Ship Photos of the Day – Parade of Ships Kicks Off Fleet Week New York

160513-N-UM082-095 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 1, 2016) – Sailors onboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pose for a "I heart New York" photograph in preparation for Fleet Week New York. Fleet Week New York provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York to witness first-hand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services and gain a better understanding of how the sea services support the maritime strategy and national defense of the United States. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are warfighters first who train to be ready to operate forward to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression through forward presence. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Minami/Released)
Sailors onboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pose for a “I heart New York” photograph in preparation for Fleet Week New York. U.S. Navy Photo

The 28th annual Fleet Week New York kicked off Wednesday with a parade of ships past the Verrazano Bridge and into New York Harbor. The week long celebration has been held every year since 1984 in honor of the active service men and women serving on ships with the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard. 

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160525-N-KG407-389 NEW YORK (May 25, 2016) Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) participates in the parade of ships sailing through New York Harbor to begin 2016 Fleet Week New York. U.S. Navy Photo
The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) participates in the parade of ships sailing through New York Harbor to begin 2016 Fleet Week New York. U.S. Navy Photo
160525-N-KG407-296 NEW YORK (May 5, 2016) — Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) passes under the Verrazano Bridge during a parade of ships in the New York Harbor river to mark the start of 2016 Fleet Week New York. The event Fleet Week New York, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kameren Guy Hodnett/ Released.)
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96). U.S. Navy Photo
NEW YORK (May 25, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits between Liberty Island and the Verrazano Bridge during the Parade of Ships to kick off Fleet Week New York 2016. Fleet Week New York, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Travis Simmons/Released)
USS Bataan (LHD 5). U.S. Navy Photo
American Merchant Mariners' Memorial is seen as the wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan arrives in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York City, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial is seen as the wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan arrives in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York City, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
NEW YORK (May 25, 2016) The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transits up the Hudson River during the Parade of Ships to kick off Fleet Week New York 2016. Fleet Week New York, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Travis Simmons/Released)
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160525-N-YC845-120 NEW YORK CITY (May 25, 2016) - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as the ship pulls in for 2016 Fleet Week New York. The event, now in its 28th year, is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Julie Matyascik/Released)
Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) man the rails as the ship pulls in for 2016 Fleet Week New York. U.S. Navy Photo
Canadian Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan arrives in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Canadian Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan arrives in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Tourists aboard a Statue of Liberty ferry watch as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Bainbridge, arrives in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York City, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Tourists aboard a Statue of Liberty ferry watch as the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Bainbridge, arrives in New York Harbor to mark the beginning of Fleet Week in New York City, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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U.S. Navy sailors walk through Times Square during Fleet Week in New York, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
U.S. Navy sailors walk through Times Square during Fleet Week in New York, U.S., May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson