OpSail 2012 brought tall ships to New York for Memorial Day and Fleet Week.
Just like last time, I dragged myself out of bed early and all the way downtown to see the ships at Battery Park. The weather was cloudy and grey with the threat of rain all day, but even so, I managed to get a little sun burn.
Due to the weather, most of the tall ships did not have their full sails out, but they’re still impressive nonetheless.
The FDNY fireboat Harvey leads the parade of ships past the Statue of Liberty
The Gazela Primeiro from Philadelphia
KRI Dewaruci of Indonesia
ARC Gloria of Colombia
BAE Guayas of Ecuador
Pioneer from New York
USCGC Eagle from New London, Connecticut
Canadian Destroyer HMCS Iroquois
Japanese Destroyer JDS Shirane
Finnish Minelayer FNS Pohjanmaa
British hospital ship RFA Argus
Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp