GoldenGateBridge-001.jpgMilitary ships are expected to glide under the Golden Gate Bridge this morning as part of Fleet Week’s “Parade of Ships,” event organizers said.

The vessels from the U.S. Navy and Canadian Royal Navy, as well as the historic World War II Liberty Ship USS Jeremiah O’Brien, will sail under the bridge beginning at 11 a.m.

USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier nicknamed “San Francisco’s Own,” will lead the fleet, and the ships will berth along the city’s northern waterfront for the remainder of their visit, which concludes Tuesday.

Various vessels will be open for public tours, the USS Carl Vinson excluded.

Fleet Week brings together the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard to offer air shows, ship tours, a parade and festivals, according to event organizers.

The air shows are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday, weather permitting.

Details about other events–including performances by military bands and ship tours–can be found at

Patricia Decker, Bay City News

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