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The Modern Navy

The Navy’s service in conflicts from the Gulf War to the present will be represented by several active-duty Navy ships that will majestically steam up the Delaware River and join the historic and replica ships.

We are working with the Navy to determine which active-duty Navy ships will be joining its 250th party, but the more the merrier!

Appropriate ships could include a ship that participated in the Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan, such as a cruise-missile-firing Ticonderoga-class cruiser. The Navy of today could be represented by an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, a Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer, a Freedom-class or Independence-class littoral combat ship, and/or a Constellation-class frigate. The subsurface Navy could be represented by an attack submarine of the Los Angeles, Seawolf, or Virginia classes. The precise ships that will come depends on operational requirements and will not be known until closer to 2025. Visits by these high-technology ships would honor the Navy and sailors of today and the future.

Ships of the Modern Navy

Arleigh Burke