This year, Brooklyn hosts several warships belonging nations in the military coalition fighting with the US in Iraq and Afghanistan. Specifically, ships from Canada, the UK, Japan and Finland will be docked off of Columbia Street in Red Hook/Carroll Gardens.
SCHEDULE OF FLEET WEEK EVENTS IN BROOKLYN
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6. Saturday, May 26: Naval History Lecture and Book Signing at Bklyn Navy YardLecture: from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Historian and author, Steve Jaffe offers an illustrated talk describing the role of the Navy Yard in helping to equip America for its "second war for independence" from Britain, as well as the part played by New Yorkers in waging the war locally and globally, and fortifying their city against British invaders.
Signed copies of his book New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham will be available for purchase.
Light fare and free shuttle service all day from downtown Brooklyn at Jay & Willoughby Streets.
7. Saturday, May 26From the website:The U.S. Navy will hold diving demonstrations and static displays of EOD and diving equipment at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium Saturday, May 26, 1 to 3 p.m.
Divers from the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and will show off unique diving capabilities that keep America safe. Demonstrations will include open-circuit SCUBA and closed-circuit MK-16 re-breather diving systems, both commonly used by Navy EOD divers for fleet operations. Along with the demos, Navy officials will answer questions from the public. The demonstrations will take place near the Aquarium Plaza.
Navy Divers are the foremost experts in all types of diving operations in the U.S. military and serve as the single resource managers for diving technical knowledge and training across the entire Department of Defense (DOD).