The flagship of this year’s Fleet Week was USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship.
Displacement: 40,650 tons. Length: 844 ft. Beam: 106 ft. Speed 20+ knots. IWO JIMA can cary over 1,600 Marines.
The Ticonderoga-class guided
missile cruiser USS VELLA
GULF (CG 72) (left) was the
largest surface warfare ship that
9,516 tons. Length: 567 ft.
Beam: 55 ft. Speed: 30+ knots.
Tomahawk, Harpoon and
GDC Standard SM-2MR, and
ASROC missiles; 2 5 inch
guns; CiWS, and torpedoes.
USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) is a Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. Displacement: 9,195 tons
Llength: 509.5 feet, a beam of 59 feet and a speed of over 30 knots. Her armament includes Harpoon, Tomahawk and
Standard missiles, torpedoes, one five inch gun and two Phalanx CIWS.
Right: HMCS PRESERVER (AOR
510), an auxiliary oil replenishment ship.
(Photo from 2008 Fleet Week).
(also known as Halifax-
class) frigates also
participated in the
HMCS ST. JOHN’S
(FFH 340) (above left);
377) (middle left) and
(FFH 336)(below left).
tons. Length: 442 ft.
Beam: 54 ft. Speed: 29
includes: Harpoon and
Sea Sparrow missiles,
one 57mm Bofers gun,
torpedoes and one
The United States Coast Guard was represented by
several ships and patrol craft. USCGC SPENSER
(WMEC 905) (left) is a Famous-class medium
endurance cutter.. Displaevemnt 1,820 tons. Length:
270 feet. Beam: 39 feet. Coastal Buoy Tender,
USCGC KATHERINE WALKER (WLM
552)(above) is a frequent participant in Fleet Week.
Displacement: 840 tons. Length: 176 feet. Beam: 36
feet. Speed: 12 knots. Armament includes machine
guns. USCGC JEFFERSON ISLAND (WPB 1340)
(below right) is a 110-Foot Island-class patrol boat
with a displacement of 154 tons.
Also participating were three
U.S. Navy coastal patrol boats:
USS TEMPEST (PC2); USS
HURRICANE (PC 3)(below)
and USS THUNDERBOLT (PC
12). Displacement: 331 tons.
Length: 170 feet. Beam: 25 feet.
Speed: 35 knots.
The Canadian Navy contributed five ships to the 2009 Fleet Week Flotilia. They were led by HMCS
ATHABASKAN (DDG 282)(abovr) an Iroquois-class destoyer. Displacement: 5,300 tons. Length: 426 ft. Beam:
50 ft. Speed: 27 knots. Armament includes: Mk 41 VLS missile launchers; one 76/63 mm rapid fire gun; one
Vulcaon phalanx 20 mm; six torpedoes in two Mark 32 launchers; Sea King helicopter..
Two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vessels joined the Parade of Ships.