The flagship of this year’s Fleet Week was USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
Displacement: 40,650 tons. Length: 844 ft. Beam: 106 ft. Speed 20+ knots. KEARSARGE can cary over 1,600 Marines.
Two Ticonderoga-class guided missile
cruisers participated: USS
MONTEREY (CG 61) (below) and
USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) (left).
Displacement: 9,516 tons. Length: 567
ft. Beam: 55 ft. Speed: 30+ knots.
Armament includes: Tomahawk,
Harpoon and GDC Standard SM-2MR,
and ASROC missiles; 2 5 inch guns;
CiWS, and torpedoes.
This year’s Fleet Week saw two variants of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. USS THE SULLIVANS
(DDG 68)(above) is the Flight I version with a displacement of 8.950 tons, a length of 505 feet, a beam of 59 feet and a
speed of over 30 knots. Her armament includes Harpoon, Tomahawk and Standard missiles, one five inch gun and two
Phalanx CIWS. USS NITZE (DDG 94) (below) is the Flight IIA version, which differs from the Flight I in that she has
two helicopters, a greater displacement (9,195 tons) and a longer length (509.5 feet).
Above: Mark V special operations craft.
Right: HMCS PRESERVER (AO), an
auxiliary oil replenishment ship.
The Canadian Navy dispatched two Province-class (also known as Halifax-class) frigates to Fleet Week, ST. JOHN’S (340) (left) and TORONTO (333)
(right). Displacement: 4,770 tons. Length: 442 ft. Beam: 54 ft. Speed: 29 knots. Armament includes: Harpoon and Sea Sparrow missiles, one 57mm
Bofers gun, torpedoes and one helicopter.
In addition to patrol craft, the Coast Guard was represented by two
Keeper-class Coastal Buoy Tenders, USCGC IDA LEWIS (WLM
551) (above) and USCGC KATHERINE WALKER (WLM 552)
(right). Displacement: 840 tons. Length: 176 feet. Beam: 36 feet.
Speed: 12 knots. Armament includes machine guns.