OpSail 2012

OpSail brought tall ships to New York for Memorial Day and Fleet Week.
May 29, 2012

Just like last time, I dragged myself out of bed early and got my butt 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.

FDNY fireboat Harvey
The FDNY fireboat Harvey leads the parade of ships past the Statue of Liberty
Juan Sebastián Elcano of Spain
Juan Sebastián Elcano of Spain
Gazela Primeiro
The Gazela Primeiro from Philadelphia
KRI Dewaruci of Indonesia
KRI Dewaruci of Indonesia
Cisne Branco of Brazil
Cisne Branco of Brazil
ARC Gloria of Colombia
ARC Gloria of Colombia
Buque Escuela Arm Cuauhtemoc of Mexico
Buque Escuela Arm Cuauhtemoc of Mexico
The Pride of Baltimore II
The Pride of Baltimore II from Baltimore
BAE Guayas of Ecuador
BAE Guayas of Ecuador
Pioneer
Pioneer from New York
USCGC Eagle
USCGC Eagle from New London, Connecticut
USS Roosevelt
Destroyer USS Roosevelt
USS San Jacinto
Cruiser USS San Jacinto
HMCS Iroquois
Canadian Destroyer HMCS Iroquois
JDS Shirane
Japanese Destroyer JDS Shirane
FNS Pohjanmaa
Finnish Minelayer FNS Pohjanmaa
RFA Argus
British hospital ship RFA Argus
USS Wasp
Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp