June 28, 2017

San Francisco Fleet Week 2011

San Francisco Fleet Week, the 2011 edition, is coming up soon and the Bay Area is abuzz with excitement and preparations for the arrival of the ships, the Sailors, the Marines, the Guardsmen, as well as Sailors from the Canadian Navy.


The ships will berth at various piers in The Embarcadero, and the Sailors, Marines, and Guardsmen will fan out across San Francisco to enjoy a week of shore leave to get some well deserved time off after long deployments.

San Francisco Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships

San Francisco Fleet week is also a Bay Area celebration of the men and women who defend America with parades, air shows, concerts and band performances, as well as a chance for the public to learn more about how our Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard works to defend us through ship tours, demonstrations, outreach and educational programs.

San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 Dates

October 6 to October 11, 2011

Ships and Ship Tours

Various ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and the Canadian Navy will take part in the San Francisco Fleet Week Parade of Ships, and dock in San Francisco and many will be open to the public for ship tours.

In this guide you will find a listing of all of the ships that will be here, as well as ship tour schedules, and directions to where the ships are berthed.

US Navy

  • USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) – Aircraft Carrier – At anchor, no visitation or tours.
  • USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Amphibious Assault Ship – Pier 30-32.
  • USS Antietam (CG 54) – Guided Missile Cruiser – Pier 27.
  • USS Milius (DDG 69) – Guided Missile Destroyer – Pier 27.
  • USS Chief (MCM 14) – Mine Counter Measures Ship – Pier 27.
  • USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) – Underway Replenishment Oiler – No visitation or tours.

US Coast Guard

  • USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) – Maritime Security Cutter – Pier 35.
  • USCGC Alert (WMEC 630) – Medium Endurance Cutter – Pier 35.

Canadian Navy

  • HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) – Frigate – Pier 35
  • HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) – Coastal Defense Vessel – Pier 80. No visitation or tours.
  • HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702) – Coastal Defense Vessel – Pier 80. No visitation or tours.
  • HMCS Brandon (MM 710) – Coastal Defense Vessel – Pier 80. No visitation or tours.

Other

  • SS Jeremiah O’Brien. Liberty Ship. Pier 45.

Ship Tours

Not all ships will be open for visitation and ship tours, so be sure to check each ships tour schedule to find out when you can visit.

Also, please make sure that you are aware of the rules, which can be found here: Ship Tour Rules

Ship Tour Schedule

Saturday

8:00am – 4:00pm – USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Pier 30-32.

Sunday

8:00am – 4:00pm – USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Pier 30-32.
8:00am – 4:00pm – USS Milius (DDG 69), USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Chief (MCM 14) – Pier 27.
8:00am – 4:00pm – USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750), USCGC Alert (WMEC 630), HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) – Pier 35.

Monday

8:00am – 4:00pm – USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Pier 30-32.
8:00am – 4:00pm – USS Milius (DDG 69), USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Chief (MCM 14) – Pier 27.
8:00am – 4:00pm – USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750), USCGC Alert (WMEC 630), HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) – Pier 35.

San Francisco Fleet Week Events Schedule

Every year San Francisco Fleet Week features incredible events, demonstrations, concerts, and performances – with the highlights being the US Navy Blue Angels performance in the Air Show, and the Fleet Week Parade of Ships.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

1-5pm – Blue Angels Circle and Arrival Maneuvers practice.

Friday, October 7, 2011

12:30pm to 4pm – Fleet Week Air Show Practice
12 to 2pm – Navy Band Southwest – Pier 39
4 to 7pm – Navy Band Southwest – Take 2 – Pier 39
7:15pm to 7:45pm – Meet & Greet The Blue Angels near Aquarium of the Bay.
8am to 2pm – Interagency Softball Competition at Moscone Field in San Francisco: SFPD, SFFD, USMC, USN

Saturday, October 8, 2011

11am – Parade of Ships 1st ship under the GG Bridge will be USS Carl Vinson at 11am. All ships will berth along the northern San Francisco waterfront
Marine Band performing at the Cable Car Turn Around in Union Square, then will march up to The Marines Memorial Club at 609 Sutter Street
12:30pm to 4pm – Fleet Week Air Show
9am-5pm – Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response Display on Marina Green
W Foundation’s Navy in Space Exhibit on Marina Green
Anthem Health’s Bringing Back Recess exhibit on Marina Green
2 to 3pm – First Marine Division Band – Pier 39
4 to 7pm – First Marine Division Band – LoveFool – Pier 39
6 to 7pm – Marine Band Concert at Huntington Park

Sunday, October 9, 2011

12:30pm to 4pm – Fleet Week Air Show
140th Annual Italian Heritage Parade – Military Marching Band,Color Guards, Marching Units – San Francisco’s North Beach -Powell & Jefferson Streets to Stockton to Washington Square, followed by a Band Concert at Washington Square.
9am to 5pm – Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Response Display on Marina Green
W Foundations’s Navy In Space Exhibit on Marina
Anthem Health’s Bringing Back Recess exhibit on Marina Green
12 to 2pm – Navy Band Southwest 12-2pm, Mustache Harbor 4-7pm – Pier 39
4 to 7pm – Navy Band Mustache Harbor – Pier 39
49ers Salute to the Fleet – Candlestick Park, 49ers vs Tampa Bay – The Marine Band will be playing at the entrances while fans enter the stadium, The Coast guard will have a singer for The National Anthem for pre-game with two F-18s flying over. Halftime will consist of 150 future Marines/Sailors bringing out a large American Flag along with the Marine Band playing “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Following that, USN CF3 Captain Bryne will be doing a swear in on field for 20 future Marines/Sailors. Immediately after that, Air Force singer A1C Hokay will sing “God Bless the USA.”

Monday, October 10, 2011

8am to 1pm – 2nd Annual Fleet Week Band Challenge GGPark Band Shell
12 to 2pm – Navy Band Southwest – Pier 39

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

All SFFWA Ships Depart

San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 Air Show

This year’s air show is especially exciting since it is a part of the Navy’s celebrations of 100 years of Naval Aviation: Centennial of Naval Aviation

Air Show Schedule

Thursday, October 6, 2011

1pm to 3pm – US Navy Blue Angels Circle & Arrival Maneuvers
4pm to 5pm – US Navy Blue Angels Practice

Friday, October 7, 2011

12:30pm – 3pm – Air Show Flying
3pm to 4pm – US Navy Blue Angels

Saturday, October 8, 2011

11am – Parade of Navy Ships
12:30pm – 3pm – Air Show Flying
3pm to 4pm – US Navy Blue Angels

Sunday, October 9, 2011

12:30pm – 3pm – Air Show Flying
3pm to 4pm – US Navy Blue Angels

For more information about the Blue Angels, visit their official site: US Navy Blue Angels

Airshow Jets and Performances

  • Coast Guard HH-65 Rescue Demonstration
  • Patriots Jet Team
  • Navy EA-6B Prowlers
  • USAF B-2 Bomber (Saturday only)
  • USMC MV-22 Osprey
  • RCAF Snowbirds Jet Team
  • Navy F-18 Super Hornet
  • United Airlines 747
  • USAF F-15 Strike Eagle
  • Sean D. Tucker & Team Oracle
  • US Navy Blue Angels

Map & Directions to Ships and Events

Pier 27

USS Milius (DDG 69), USS Antietam (CG 54), USS Chief (MCM 14)

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Pier 30 (Pier 30-32)

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)

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Pier 35

USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750), USCGC Alert (WMEC 630), HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341)

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Pier 39

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Aquarium of the Bay

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Moscone Field

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Marina Green

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Candlestick Park

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Golden Gate Park Band Shell

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Ship Links

US Navy
USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70): Wikipedia Link | Official Navy Website
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6): Wikipedia Link | Official Navy Website
USS Antietam (CG 54): Wikipedia Link
USS Milius (DDG 69): Wikipedia Link | Official Navy Website
USS Chief (MCM 14): Wikipedia Link | Official Navy Website
USNS Guadalupe: Wikipedia Link

US Coast Guard
USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750): Wikipedia Link | Official Coast Guard Website
USCGC Alert (WMEC 630): Wikipedia Link | Official Coast Guard Website

Canadian Navy
HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341): Wikipedia Link
HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709): Wikipedia Link
HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702): Wikipedia Link
HMCS Brandon (MM 710): Wikipedia Link

Other
SS Jeremiah O’Brien: Official Link

For more information, visit: Official San Francisco Fleet Week Website



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Comments

  1. Greg Mottin says:

    I am a photographer. I shot a couple of images of the 2001 SF Fleet week air show that I thought might be of interests. They are of the F-18 speed run on Sunday. They are the first three images in this gallery.

    http://www.fasterphotography.com/Airplanes/Fleet-Week-2011/19460565_KkSfZK#1523107012_Tf7BLHs

    Thanks,
    Greg Mottin

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