2019 Participating Vessels
Due to Navy ship storm evasion operations and post-Hurricane Dorian relief efforts, the USS Philippine Sea will not be participating in this year’s festival. We are delighted to announce, however, that the USS Sioux City (LCS 11) will be joining our lineup of extraordinary vessels!
USS Sioux City (LCS 11)
The USS Sioux City, was christened on January 30, 2016 by ship’s sponsor Mrs. Mary Winnefeld, wife of former Vice Chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff Admiral James “Sandy” Winnefeld.
Designed to be agile and stealthy surface combatants, Littoral Combat Ships are capable of defeating the anti-access threats of nations who challenge our freedom of navigation in contested areas like the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea. The ship incorporates innovative construction, manning, training and operational concepts designed to be forward deployed around the world for long periods of time.
The ship is 389 feet long (longer than a football field), has a draft of 13.5 feet and goes 45+ knots (~50 miles per hour). She has two crews of about 100 sailors who will rotate manning the ship.
The USS Sioux City was officially commissioned on November 17, 2018 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
USCG BARQUE EAGLE (283’)
CITY PIER SOUTH SIDE
The majestic sailing ship, the Coast Guard Cutter EAGLE, provides USCG Academy cadets and officer candidates with their first taste of sea and salt air. Built in Germany in 1936 and re-commissioned by the United States at the close of World War II, the EAGLE is the largest active tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes.
USCG CUTTER COHO (85′)
CUSTOMS HOUSE PIER
USCGC Coho (WPB-87321) is a 87ft Marine Protector Class Patrol Boat stationed in New London.
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (207′)
Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States. Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to built in the U.S. in over 100 years. Her accommodations hold 32 people overnight in addition to her 17 professional crew.
MYSTIC WHALER (110’)
The Mystic Whaler is a reproduction of a late 19th century coastal cargo schooner that was designed for the passenger trade by Chum Crockett of Camden, Maine. She was built in 1967 in Tarpon Springs, Florida and was rebuilt in 1993 in Providence, Rhode Island. The Mystic Whaler’s warm interior features Italian oak floors and fir wainscoting with mahogany accents.
Built by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Columbia was launched in Panama City, Florida in 2014 and has taken part in the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta.
KINGS POINTER (162′)
Vessel Kings Pointer is a Training Ship built in 1980 and currently sailing under the flag of USA.
USCG BOLLARD ICE BREAK (66′)
CUSTOMS HOUSE PIER
Bollard is a small icebreaking harbor tug that operates in Long Island Sound and north to Narragansett Bay. Her homeport is New Haven, Connecticut. She was constructed at Western Boat, in Tacoma Washington in 1966 and was commissioned in February 1967. As an icebreaking tug, the ship breaks ice on the Connecticut River in the winter to allow commercial traffic to pass.
Powered by a diesel engine, and dragging a large conical fishnet called an otter trawl along the seabed, Roann and her crew of three could catch cod and haddock twice as fast as dorymen from a vessel like the Dunton could with their baited hooks. Draggers were also the first to catch large quantities of flounder.
US NAVY BASE SECURITY (25′)
A port security boat assigned to supporting maritime security operations and security operations at the Naval Submarine Base New London.
US NAVY RIVRON (35′)
Formally established May 25, 2006, under Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. It was modeled after the Marines Small Craft Company. The establishment brought together sailors from diverse backgrounds to begin a transformation from blue water to brown water sailors.
FISHERS ISLAND FERRY (35′)
The Fishers Island Ferry District is pleased to introduce the newest addition to the ferry fleet. M/V Silver Eel is a passenger only ‘high-speed’ boat that runs at two scheduled round trips Monday-Friday between the District’s New London, CT, and Fishers Island, NY Ferry Terminals.
USCG LEADERSHIP (44′)
Displacement: 13 Tons
Engine: Yanmar 4JH Diesel
Built: 2005 – Morris Yachts