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USS Jason Dunham DDG-109
Photo By: U. S. Navy
USNS Carson City
Photo By: U. S. Navy
USS Zumwalt DDG 1000
Photo By: U. S. Navy

Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show Baltimore Vessels

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More than a dozen vessels from Canada and various branches of the United States military will sail into the Port of Baltimore as part of the inaugural Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore October 10-17. The USS Zumwalt is docked at a pier at North Locust Point for Fleet Week, but is not open for any public tours. The commissioning ceremony on Saturday Oct. 15 is by private invitation only. View Map PDF.

*As of Sunday morning, the Royal Canadian ship HMCS Athabaskan has departed its berth in Fells Point.
*Though previously announced, due to an operational commitment, the USS Mesa Verde will not be participating in the upcoming Baltimore Fleet Week event.
* Please note that the ships are not ADA accessible.

 

USS Leyte Gulf Photo By: United States Navy

1 United States Navy Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55)

A Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser in the United States Navy. She was named in memory of the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Pacific. She is powered by four large gas-turbine engines, and she has a large complement of guided missiles for air defense, attack of surface targets at sea and ashore, and anti-submarine warfare (ASW). In addition, she carries two "Seahawk" LAMPS multi-purpose helicopters, whose primary mission is ASW.

USS Jason Dunham DDG-109 Photo By: United States Navy

2 United States Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109)

A Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She is named after U.S. Marine Corps corporal Jason Dunham, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for service in the Iraq War.

USNS Carson City Photo By: U. S. Navy

3 United States Navy Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7)

The seventh Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport to be operated by the Military Sealift Command. It is the second ship in naval service named after Carson City, Nevada's capital city.

USS Zumwalt DDG 1000 Photo By: U. S. Navy

4 United States Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced surface ship USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000)

A guided missile destroyer of the United States Navy. She is the lead ship of the Zumwalt class and the first ship to be named for Admiral Elmo Zumwalt. Zumwalt has stealth capabilities, having a radar cross-section akin to a fishing boat despite her large size. On 7 December 2015, Zumwalt began her sea trial preparatory to joining the Pacific Fleet. She is to be homeported in San Diego, California. The USS Zumwalt is docked at a pier at North Locust Point for Fleet Week, but is not open for any public tours. The commissioning ceremony on Saturday Oct. 15 is by private invitation only.

U.S. Navy Yard Patrol Boats (YP) Photo By: Sail Baltimore

5 Two United States Navy Yard Patrol Craft (YP’s)

The YPs are used to teach familiarization with water craft, Basic Damage Control and underway instruction of Basic to Advanced Seamanship and Navigation. Yard Patrol craft provide realistic, at-sea training in navigation and seamanship for midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and candidates at Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. These craft can cruise for 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h) for five days without refueling.

HMCS Athabaskan (DDG-282) Photo By: Sail Baltimore

6 Royal Canadian Navy Iroquois-class warship HMCS Athabaskan (DDG 282)

*As of Sunday morning, the Royal Canadian ship HMCS Athabaskan has departed its berth in Fells Point.
A Iroquois-class destroyer that has served in the Royal Canadian Navy since 1972. Athabaskan serves on MARLANT missions protecting Canada's sovereignty in the Atlantic Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial sea and Exclusive Economic Zone. She has also been deployed on missions throughout the Atlantic and to the Indian Ocean; specifically, the Persian Gulf and Arabian Sea after Iraq occupied Kuwait.

NCSM Shawinigan (MM-704)

7 Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel HMCS Shawinigan (MM 704)

a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel that has served in the Canadian Forces and the Royal Canadian Navy since 1997. The Kingston class was designed to fill the minesweeper, coastal patrol and reserve training needs of the Canadian Forces, replacing the Bay-class minesweepers, Porte-class gate vessels and Royal Canadian Mounted Police coastal launches in those roles.

Image of US Army Corps of Engineers Ship Reylonds Photo By: Army Corps of Engineers

8 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Debris Vessel REYNOLDS:

Debris Vessel REYNOLDS is the newest and largest of Baltimore District’s three debris vessels, having been on patrol since 1992. It operates out of Baltimore District’s Fort McHenry Yard and is the primary vessel of the District’s Baltimore Harbor Debris Unit. It regularly patrols the Patapsco River and its tributaries, covering 24 square miles, removing debris and obstructions to provide clear and safe channels for general navigation.

Image of Army Corps of Engineers Ship Linthicum Photo By: Army Corps of Engineers

9 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Survey Vessel LINTHICUM

Survey Vessel LINTHICUM is the Baltimore District’s oldest working vessel, having been constructed in 1976. It operates out of Baltimore District’s Fort McHenry Yard and is the largest survey vessel in the District’s Hydrographic Survey Section. It regularly surveys navigation channels in and around the Chesapeake Bay, including shipping lanes in the Baltimore Harbor and its approach channels in the Bay as part of the Corps’ mission to ensure safe navigation in the region’s channels.

U.S Army Tugboat ST-900 series Photo By: U.S Army

10 U.S Army Reserve Tugboat USAV Cat Lai (ST-915)

A small, powerful boat that is used for pulling and pushing ships especially into harbors or up rivers

U.S Army Tugboat ST-900 series Photo By: U.S Army

11 U.S Army Reserve Tugboat USAV Fort Moultrie (ST-912)

A small, powerful boat that is used for pulling and pushing ships especially into harbors or up rivers

NOAA Bay Hydro II Photo By: Sail Baltimore

12 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Vessel Bay Hydro II

Serves as NOAA’s “eyes” to see the Chesapeake Bay’s bottom. The vessel is equipped with state-of-the-art hydrographic technology to calculate water depths, locate sunken debris and chart the shape of the sea floor. The vessel can also serve as a navigation response unit to search for underwater dangers to navigation near port entrances and critical shipping routes after a hurricane or other emergency.

Pride of Baltimore II Photo By: Sail Baltimore

13 Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race

Pre-race activities and events take place in Baltimore, Maryland. The race begins in Annapolis, Maryland, and ends 127 nautical miles down the Chesapeake Bay in Portsmouth, Virginia.

To view the complete schedule for this event, click here. To see the list of Schooners in the race, click here.