Navy takes part in Fleet Week

Annual event takes place in San Francisco

  • Oct. 7, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Canada will show off its military might in front of one million onlookers gathering in San Francisco for an annual naval spectacle.

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent one warship, HMCS Ottawa, and three coastal defence vessels, HMCS Nanaimo, HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Brandon to the 30th annual San Francisco Fleet Week, which starts today (Oct. 7) and continues until Tuesday (Oct. 11).

“Attending the San Francisco Fleet Week provides the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy an excellent opportunity to build on our strong relationships with the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard,” said Rear Admiral Nigel Greenwood, commander of Maritime Forces Pacific.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatics team will take part in a Fleet Week air show.