Seafair Fleet Week 2012


Each summer Seattle holds the Seafair festival that culminates in a big air show and hyperboat races. Leading up to that final weekend they always hold Fleet Week and the Parade of Ships (starts August 1st). This year ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard and Canadian Navy participated in Fleet Week (many of which you could also tour aboard).

US Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)

USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)
USS Bunker Hill

US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97)

USS Halsey (DDG 97) Seafair 2012
USS Halsey

US Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18)

USS New Orleans (LPD 18)
USS New Orleans

Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752)

USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) Coast Guard Cutter Seafair Seattle 2012
USCGC Stratton

Canadian Navy coastal patrol boats HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702) and Edmonton (MM 703)

HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702) Fleet Week Seattle 2012
HMCS Nanaimo
HMCS Edmonton (MM 703) Seattle Seafair 2012
HMCS Edmonton
HMCS Nanaimo Edmonton Docked Seattle 2012
HMCS Edmonton & Nanaimo

Canadian Navy sailing training yacht HMCS Oriole

HMCS Oriole training Yacht Canadian Navy Seattle 2012 Fleet Week
HMCS Nanaimo

Also along with other ships a fire fighting tug boat too!

Fire Fighting Tug Boat Seattle
Fire fighting tug boat

 

Ship Tours

USS Bunker Hill

Aft deck USS Bunker Hill Seattle 2012
Aft deck
USS Bunker Hill helicopter deck
Helo Deck
USS Bunker Hill Cruise Missile Launchers
Those hatches hold cruise missiles
close in weapon system (CIWS) Sea-whiz USS Bunker Hill
Close In Weapon System (CIWS)”Sea-whiz”
Fore deck USS Bunker Hill
View from the bridge
USS Bunker hill bridge deck
Bridge Deck
USS Bunker Hill Aft Deck Gun
Aft Deck Gun
Seattle Waterfront Fleet Week 2012
Seattle Waterfront from the USS Bunker Hill

USS New Orleans

USS New Orleans (LPD 18)
Welcome aboard!
Storage Hold USS New Orleans (LDP 18)
Storage Hold – there is room on board to land 700 Marines and all their equipment and necessary vehicles
USS New Orleans LPD 18 Landing Craft Launching Bay
Landing Craft & Hovercraft launching bay (doors open and ramp lowers at sea to launch them)
USS New Orleans LPD 18 Storage Hold Deck Ramps
Storage Hold Deck Ramps
USS New Orleans US Marines
US Marines on the helo deck
US Marine Grenade Launcher LPD 18
US Marine Grenade Launcher
USS New Orleans LPD 18 Operating Theatre Emergency Room
A fully equipped Operating Theatre and Emergency Room is onboard
USS New Orleans LPD 18 ICU
Intensive Care Unit
USS New Orleans Navy Seals Boats
Boats used by the US Navy Seals
USS New Orleans LPD 18 Officer Mess
Way to the Officers Mess
Officers Mess USS New Orleans
Officers Mess
USS New Orleans Enlisted Crew Mess
Enlisted Crew Mess
USS New Orleans LPD 18 Foredeck
Foredeck
RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launcher
RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile launcher for air defense & missile defense (the ship is equipped with 2 of these along with 2 x 30mm guns for surface threats)
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