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Fleet Week: Never Before Seen Photos of the USS Bataan

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Fleet week is underway this Memorial Day weekend in New York City.  The highly-anticipated yearly event occurs when members of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard dock in the city’s harbor, see the sites and get treated to a few cold ones by appreciative civilians.

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FOXBusiness.com climbed aboard the USS Bataan, an 844-foot Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. Those who want to see the ship firsthand and experience more weekend events can get all the details and a schedule of events on Fleet Week's website.

  • 1. USS Bataan

    USS Bataan

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    The USS Bataan docked in NYC  

  • 2. The Seal

    The Seal

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    The Bataan's seal engraved on the captain's desk 

  • 3. Line Up!

    Line Up!

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    Tourists and onlookers lined up to board the ship.

  • 4. Ahoy!

    Ahoy!

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    Marines walk to board.

  • 5. Top Deck

    Top Deck

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    A view from the top deck.

  • 6. Swab the Deck!

    Swab the Deck!

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    Crew sweeps the deck clean.

  • 7. The Hospital

    The Hospital

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    Never before seen, this fully operational hospital facility sits below deck.

  • 8. Take Control!

    Take Control!

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    Thought it would be bigger, no?

  • 9. A View From the Top!

    A View From the Top!

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    On the "vulture bridge" looking down.

  • 10. Heads Up!

    Heads Up!

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    A look up.

  • 11. New York, New York ...

    New York, New York ...

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    A banner hanging below deck

  • 12. Special Thank You

    Special Thank You

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    Thanks to our  Navy Lt. Commander tour guide, who for security reasons cannot be named. We appreciate your service.  

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