Fleet Week 2009 Kicks Off in New York City

 - May 20, 2009
References: newsday & silive
Massive vessels are floating into the Hudson River for Fleet Week 2009. The event, which brings many respected war ships to New York City, is showing its smallest contingent yet in its 22-year history.

13 different vessels are listed for Fleet Week festivities, including the 40,500-lb. monster USS Iwo Jima, missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf and missile destroyer USS Roosevelt.

Fleet Week 2009, among many other stupendous ships, will be hosted by the museum ship The Intrepid, after a two-year absence due to renovations.

100,000 visitors are expected to take part in the festivities at Fleet Week 2009.