Navy ships, Blue Angels arrive in Seattle for Seafair

Navy ships, Blue Angels arrive in Seattle for Seafair

Credit: KING 5 News

The USS Halsey prepares to tie up July 31 at the Seattle waterfront during a visit for the 2012 Seafair festival.

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 1 at 8:39 AM

SEATTLE -- Three U.S. Navy ships arrive in Seattle Tuesday's for the Seafair celebration.

The amphibious transport dock ship New Orleans, the guided missile cruiser Bunker Hill and guided missile destroyer Halsey will dock on the waterfront with three Canadian Navy ships and a Coast Guard vessel.

The ships will participate in the Seafair Parade of Ships in Elliott Bay on Wednesday, Aug. 1 starting at approximately 1:45 p.m. They be available for public tours through the weekend.

The Navy's Blue Angels jets also are arriving in Seattle. They'll practice Thursday and Friday and perform Saturday and Sunday over the hydroplane race course on Lake Washington.

During the practices and air show, the Interstate 90 floating bridge will be closed to traffic.

Ship Tours

The naval ships will be open for public tours Aug. 2-4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Sailors on board the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) located at Pier 90, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) located at Pier 48 and guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) located at Pier 66, will be in Seattle for Seafair as part of the annual festival's Fleet Week.

More information here.

Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy Demonstration Squadron (aka the "Blue Angels") perform their airshow twice this weekend -- at 1:40 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

See the full schedule for the Boeing Air Show, which includes flyovers by more than just the Angels.

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