The Navy announced Wednesday that it plans to send five ships to Baltimore to take part in Fleet Week next month — a cruiser, a destroyer, two transport ships and the new stealth ship USS Zumwalt.
Fleet week begins on Oct. 10 and people will have a chance to clamber aboard the ships. Some 3,100 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members are expected to take part.
In addition to the Zumwalt, the ships the Navy plans to send are:
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19)
Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55)
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109)
Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Carson City (EPF 7)
The weeklong event will also an include air show by the Blue Angels. On Oct. 15, the Navy will formally commission the Zumwalt. The Navy describes the unusual looking ship as its most advanced surface ship, and its angular shape is designed to make it difficult to detect with radar.
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