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LA Fleet Week® 2019 Ships Start Arriving Today

Visiting Military Vessels Arrive at the Port of Los Angeles for the Labor Day Weekend Celebration; Free Public Ship Tours Aug. 30 – Sept. 2


WHAT:

Among the highlights of the annual LA Fleet Week® celebration of the U.S. Sea Services are free public ship tours, which get underway Friday, Aug. 30. Names and details of the four U.S. Navy and two U.S. Coast Guard participating ships were officially released today:


USS Comstock (LSD 45) – A U.S. Navy Whidbey Island-class Arleigh Burke-class dock landing ship. Second Navy ship to be named for the Comstock Lode in Nevada. The USS Comstock’s official motto is “Teamwork, Drive, Courage”.


USS Spruance (DDG 111) – A U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. Second ship to be named for Admiral Raymond A. Spruance, who commanded American naval forces at the Battles of Midway and the Philippine Sea. The USS Spruance’s official motto is “Launch the Attack”.


USS Tulsa (LCS 16) – A U.S. Navy Independence-class littoral combat ship Third ship to be named for Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second largest city.


USS Scout (MCM 8) – A U.S. Navy Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship. The SS Scout’s official motto is Pathfinders – We Lead the Way”.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Forrest Rednour (WPC-1129) – The 29th Sentinel-class cutters built for the United States Coast Guard. She is the first of four Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to be home-ported on the west coast of the continental US, California.


U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC-630) – The United States Coast Guard medium endurance cutter is the last 210-foot medium endurance cutter constructed. The US Cutter Alert is the fourth cutter to carry the name.


Public ship tours offer visitors up-close and personal glimpses of active U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard vessels, and show what life is like aboard a working military ship. Tours are on a first-come, first-serve basis, unlike previous years when reservations were required. Closed-toed shoes for ship tours are also highly recommended (no sandals or flip flops).



WHEN:

Public Ship Tours Daily: Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Official Media Day: Aug. 29 - 5:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. Request media credential here.


WHERE:

LA Waterfront at the World Cruise Center & Battleship Iowa Museum

100 Swinford St. San Pedro, CA 90731


PARKING:

Los Angeles World Cruise Terminal, $2/hr. with $19 maximum.

Remote Lot: Located at 22nd St., between Samson Way and Miner St. w/ FREE shuttle to event site. Shuttle operations: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.

Downtown San Pedro parking lots


MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ari Johnson, LA Fleet Week Foundation, ari@theaceagency.com, 916-420-4092

Phillip Sanfield, Port of Los Angeles Media Relations, psanfield@portla.org, 310-732-3568

Brian O’Rourke, U.S. Navy Public Relations, brian.orourke@navy.mil, 619-985-3725


About LA Fleet Week®

LA Fleet Week® is a multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services that takes place on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Now in its fourth year, the event has become a

Southern California end-of-summer tradition over Labor Day Weekend that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.


LA Fleet Week is organized by the LA Fleet Week Foundation, in partnership with the Port of

Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. Other LA Fleet Week 2019 sponsors include Port of Los Angeles, Battleship IOWA Board and Crew, Bob Hope USO, Annenberg Foundation, Comcast NBC Universal, Delta Airlines, Princess Cruises, San Pedro Historic Downtown Waterfront, The Ahmanson Foundation, Wells Fargo, American Legion 283, The Boeing Company, UPS, Marathon, Qualcomm, VistaPrint, Outfront Media, Clear Channel Outdoor, USAA, Humana, Marathon Petroleum, Verizon, Sailor Jerry, Dante Valve, San Pedro Public Market, Supervisor Janice Hahn, Providence Little Company of Mary, Collier Walsh Nakazawa, Black Knight Patrol, AltaSea, and REBOOT. For sponsorship information and opportunities, email sponsorship@lafleetweek.org or call 310-971-4461.


For the latest updates on LA Fleet Week 2019, sign up for news announcements at

LAFleetWeek.com, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @LAFleetWeek, or locate us using the official hashtag: #LAFleetWeek2019.


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