Good old matelotes were blessed with 'Fleet week', all those sailors in an American town, oh gosh
Devonport-based HMS Scott has taken a break from a five-month deployment to the North Atlantic to visit New York in time for Fleet Week. The survey vessel joined eleven US warships to represent the Royal Navy at the annual event.
HMS Scott formed part of a parade of ships as she piloted up the Hudson River, past famous landmarks such as the State of Liberty and Ellis Island. She joined the Americanâ€™s newest assault ship, the USS San Antonio and the helicopter assault ship the USS Kearsage. The flotilla was saluted as they passed the former USS Intrepid a permanent museum ship berthed at Manhattan. Air displays and demonstrations of military capability similar to those seen at the Royal Navyâ€™s Navy Days rounded off the event.