Posted by: arbeam | July 10, 2016

Seafair Fleet Week Parade of Ships – Ride Opportunity

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) transits Elliott Bay during a parade of ships to kickoff Seafair week

Spend a Day Underway on a Navy Ship!

Seattle Navy League has gone to great Lengths to obtain 25 Navy League ship ride quotas for the Parade of Ships on Tuesday 2 August 2016. This ride opportunity is not open to the Public.

The riders will embark the ships early  (8:00?) Tuesday morning at Naval Base Everett.  We are guessing that the ships will get underway about 9:00. We do not know which Ship we will be assigned USS Somerset or USS Gridley, but we suspect it will be USS Somerset as it is larger. There will be some nominal charge ($20?) for lunch onboard.

The Parade of Ships will take place on Elliott Bay at 1:00PM, accompanied by Seattle Fireboats spraying water and a Blue Angel overflight.  The ships will moor around 3:00 Gridley at Pier 66 and Somerset at Pier 90.

Transportation to and from the departure point is not included, and nearby parking is limited so public transportation is recommended.

Participants will be able to tour the ship, which include walking through passageways and climbing ladders. For safety reasons, participant must meet certain physical requirements such as the ability to walk or stand on steel decks for several hours, the ability to climb steep and narrow stairwells and ladders, and non-dependence on such items likes canes, crutches, walkers or casts.

We will get you the proper forms and more details when we get them. This is a tremendous opportunity to actually get underway. If you are interested in riding please contact Alan Beam ( Cell: 360-440-2812  as soon as possible.


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