Palos Verdes Celebrates Port Of Los Angeles Navy Days
Palos Verdes Peninsula residents will be celebrating the arrival of three large navy ships which will be visiting the Port of Los Angeles for Navy Days. This is a great opportunity for Palos Verdes homes owners to tour these active duty ships for a one of a kind visit. The USS Bunker Hill, USS Cape St. George and the USS Halsey will be open for visits from August 7 – 9, 2015. The ship tour tickets will allow admission to one ship only at each designated time. In addition to the tours there will be outside entertainment offered from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. on August 8 & 9th, 2015, at the Downtown Harbor dock at Sixth Street and Harbor Blvd.
USS Bunker is a Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser launched in 1985 and commissioned in 1986. It is ported in San Diego and has deployed six times to the Persian Gulf. This ship made a historic visit to the Russian City of Vladivostok in 1992 and assisted in the 2010 Haiti earthquake relief efforts. It is slated to be decommissioned in 2019. The USS Cape St. George was launched in January of 1992 and operated out of San Diego. In 2006 it was involved in a firefight with suspected pirates off the Coast of Somalia and sustained superficial damage. USS Halsey was named in honor of Fleet Adm William Frederick “Bull” Halsey Jr. of World War II fame and its home port is Pearl Harbor. Built in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the ship had her maiden deployment in 2006 and was in the Persian Golf in 2008. The ship has been part of the Strike Group that helps to promote stability and counter terrorism efforts for maritime targets.
To purchase tickets or for more information go to http://www.portoflosangeles.org/community/Navy_Days_LA_2015.asp.
To read my last article on visiting ships at the Port of Los Angeles click here.
Photo courtesy of City of Los Angeles.