Seattle Fleet Week is right around the corner, as part of the Seafair celebrations, and there are tons of awesome events planned for Seattle as the U.S. Navy docks into port and Sailors disembark for a week of shore leave.
Seattle Fleet Week is huge part of the Seafair festivities, and an incredible event in its own right, and is a Seattle tradition. Sailors from the Navy ships, USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Chafee, and USS Sampson, as well as US Coast Guard and Canadian Navy ships that dock for Fleet Week will fan out across the city to take advantage of all the excitement that Seattle has to offer, and Seattle residents get to go on ship tours, see great demonstrations, air shows, performances and other fun activities.
Photo Credit: US Navy Flickr Page
Seattle Fleet Week 2011 Dates
Seattle Fleet Week lasts from Sunday July 31, 2011 to Monday August 8, 2011.
As always, Seattle Fleet Week coincides with the Seattle Seafair, and includes the Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships.
Ships and Ship Tours
The ships that will be here for Seattle Fleet Week, and open for ship tours, include:
- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) – Amphibious Assault Ship
- USS Sampson (DDG 102) – Destroyer
- USS Chafee (DDG 90) – Destroyer
US Coast Guard
- USCGC Mellon (WHEC 717)
- HMCS Whitehorse (NCSM 705)
- HMCS Nanaimo (NCSM 702)
Seattle Fleet Week Ship Tour Schedule
- Thursday, August 4 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Friday, August 5 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Saturday, August 6 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Sunday, August 7 – Noon to 3:30 pm
Seattle Fleet Week Seafair Parade of Ships
- Date: Wednesday August 3, 2011
- Time: 1:45PM
- Location: Seattle Waterfront
Demonstrations and other activities include:
- Blue Angels Airshow
- Ship Tours
- Navy Band performances
- Leap Frog Parachute Demonstration
- Navy Suburban Tour
- Navy Simulator
Boeing Air Show With US Navy Blue Angels
Seattle Fleet Week, Seafair, and Boeing are celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation with an air show including the US Navy Blue Angels.
For the air show schedule, visit: Boeing Airshow at Seafair
Leap Frog Parachute Demonstration
The Leap Frogs are the US Navy parachute demonstration team, and is made up of members of the elite Navy SEALs and includes both Navy SEAL and SWCC special ops members. The Navy SEALs are the elite forces that are responsible for killing Osama bin Laden. While these aren’t the same SEALs in SEAL Team Six – you can still come out and meet a real-life Navy SEAL and give them props for what they’re doing.
Seattle Fleet Week 2011 Location
All of the ships will be docked at the Port of Seattle facilities Terminal 25, Terminal 46N and Pier 66.
Seattle Fleet Week 2011 Map and Directions
For more information about Seattle Fleet Week 2011: