RED BANK, NJ - The Commander of the US Navy in NY City invited the Liberty Flotilla to march in the November 11, 2015, NY City Veterans Day parade. Five crewmembers of Ship 5/Navesink, which is part of the Liberty Flotilla, proudly marched up 5th Avenue from 26th Street to 52nd Street with other Sea Scouts, youth, and adult military groups.
Following the parade, Ship 5 walked to Pier 88 for a private tour of the amphibious ship USS New York, which was built with some salvaged steel from the destroyed World Trade Center. It has a crew of 360 navy personnel and can carry 700 marines. Guided by members of the US Navy and Marines, Ship 5 toured the Landing Craft Air Cushion and MV-22B Osprey, among other features.
Several Ship 5 crewmembers are interested in maritime careers and are hoping to attend SUNY Maritime College.