The U.S. Navy just announced that this year's Fleet Week festivities will take place May 25 through May 31: "It is anticipated that nearly 4,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. "

Among the vessels in this year's Fleet Week are five U.S. Navy ships, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), two U.S. Coast Guard cutters (USCGC), and four Royal Canadian Navy ships. There will be ship tours every day in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Here are the ships and pier locations:

Manhattan, Pier 88S:
- Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), from Norfolk, Virginia
- Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
* Please note due to cruise ship operations there will be no public tours on Pier 88S on Sunday, May 29.

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86N:
- USCGC Juniper (WLB 201), from Newport, Rhode Island
- Four USNA YPs, from Annapolis, Maryland

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal:
- Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99), from Mayport, Florida
- Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), from Norfolk, Virginia
- USCGC Forward (WMEC 911), from Portsmouth, Virginia

USS The Sullivan's Homeport Pier, Staten Island:
- Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), from Mayport, Florida
- Cyclone-class patrol (coastal) ship USS Shamal (PC 13), from Mayport, Florida

Manhattan, Pier 92S:
- Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan (D 282), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax
- Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Kingston (MM 700), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax
- Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax
- Submarine HMCS Windsor (SSK 877) , from Canadian Forces Base Halifax

Fleet Week, which is also known as "Passover for Gays," features numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations, plus the parade of ships and flyovers. More details to come.