Fleet Week 2014: The Parade of Ships Kick Off the 32nd Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – On Friday October 10, a Parade of Ships will kick off the 32nd San Francisco Fleet Week and Air Show.

You will want to catch the ships sailing into the San Francisco Bay beneath the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Public visitation of many of the participating ships will be available for tours from Saturday Oct 11 through Monday Oct 13.

The Navy will release the ship names, docking and visiting procedures in mid-September. Visit Fleet Week website for updates.

The Navy’s Blue Angels will be back to dazzle the bay area with their thrilling high performance maneuvers over the San Francisco Bay. You can see them and the full air show in action Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 10-12 from 12:30PM-4PM.

A variety of family-oriented special events will be staged along the waterfront from PIER 39 to Marina Green. The Marina Green will host the “Humanitarian Assistance Village” demonstrating the Marine’s ability to support the Bay area and the world in response to natural disasters. It is the most important fun you will have all year.

In addition to the public events, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Services and other Bay area first responders will conduct joint humanitarian aid and disaster response exercises. The interoperable exercises allow civilian first responders and emergency management officials the opportunity to train with military units tasked with providing assistance and relief during a catastrophic event like an earthquake.

October 8th & 9th 1pm-4pm
USS America

Saturday October 11th 9:00am – 4:00pm
USS Chosin, and USS Kidd: Pier 35 South
USCGC Active Pier 35 North
HMCS Calgary: Pier 15/17
HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Brandon: Pier 19
MV Cape Horn(AKR-5068) Pier 50 (10:30am-4:00pm)

Sunday October 12th 9:00am – 4:00pm
USS America: Piers 30-32 (10am-4pm)
USS Chosin, and USS Kidd: Pier 35 South
USCGC Active Pier 35 North
HMCS Calgary: Piers 15-17 (9am-noon)
HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Brandon: Pier 19

Monday October 13th 9:00am – 4:00pm
Ship Tours USS America: Piers 30-32
USS Chosin (9:00-12:00 Monday), and USS Kidd: Pier 35 South
USCGC Active Pier 35 North
HMCS Calgary: Piers 15-17
HMCS Yellowknife and HMCS Brandon: Pier 19

Conduct During Shipboard Tours
The public is encouraged to attend tours and interact with Sailors. The minimum age for tours is 8 yrears old.

When touring the ships, visitors are encouraged to bring as few items as possible when arriving for their tour and are required to wear flat-heeled, closed-toe shoes.

Prohibited items on board include:

  • Weapons, including knives, firearms and club weapons
  • Defensive chemicals or sprays, including mace and pepper spray; spray cans of any type
  • Fireworks, flammable liquids or other explosives
  • Illegal drugs and/or drug-related paraphernalia
  • Large bags, including backpacks, diaper bags and large camera bags (small camera bags and small handbags may be permitted, but will be subject to search)

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