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Fourth of July Celebration

Visiting Ships

Part of our celebration is the visiting ship. The U.S. Navy sends a ship to spend a week in Bristol during our celebration. Starting in the early 1900’s, a ship has been part of the celebration.

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PAST VISITING SHIPS

1912 - PRESENT

1912 - 1999

2000 - Present

1912 - USS Tacoma, cruiser
1913 - USS Louisiana, battleship
1915 - USS Louisiana, battleship
1916 - USS Michigan, battleship
1920 - USS Kansas, battleship
1923 - Six destroyers
1923 - USS Williamson, destroyer
1924 - USS Submarines 48 and 49
1924 - USS Wright, sea plane tender
1926 - USS Goff, destroyer
1927 - USS Trenton, light cruiser
1928 - USS Osborne, destroyer
1929 - USS Wright, sea plane tender
1930 - USS Richmond, light cruiser
1931 - USS Raleigh, light cruiser
1933 - USS Cincinnati, light cruiser
1934 - USS Manley, destroyer
1935 - USS McCormick, destroyer
1936 - USS Hamilton, destroyer
1937 - USS New Orleans, cruiser
1938 - USS Hamilton, destroyer
1939 - USS Hamilton, destroyer
1940 - USS Submarine R-10
1940 - USS Humphereus, destroyer
1946 - USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
1946 - USS O'Harem, destroyer
1947 - USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
1947 - USS Johnston, destroyer
1948 - USS Rich, destroyer
1948 - USS Perry, destroyer
1949 - USS Steinaker, destroyer
1949 - USS Vogelgesang, destroyer
1950 - USS Warrington, destroyer,
1950 - USS Lloyd Thomas, destroyer
1951 - USS Bristol, destroyer
1951 - USS Hyman, destroyer
1952 - USS Hazelwood,destroyer
1952 - USS Badger,destroyer escort
1953 - USS Bristol, destroyer
1953 - USS Purvis, destroyer
1954 - USS Bristol, destroyer
1954 - USS Hyman, destroyer
1955 - USS Perry, destroyer
1956 - USS Johnston, destroyer
1956 - USS Monssen, destroyer
1957 - USS Norris, destroyer
1957 - USS Fred T. Berry, destroyer
1958 - USS Rhodes, destroyer escort
1959 - USS Glennon, destroyer
1960 - USS Bristol, destroyer escort
1960 - USS Hailey, destroyer escort
1960 - USS Skylark, tender
1961 - USS Lester, destroyer escort
1962 - USS Huntington, light cruiser
1963 - USS Cavalla. submarine
1964 - USS Hammerberg, escort
1965 - USS Joseph P. Kennedy
1966 - USS Bristol, destroyer
1966 - USS Piper, submarine
1966 - USS Tringa, submarine
1969 - USS Hugh Purvis, destroyer
1969 - USS Hugh Purvis, destroyer
1969 - USS Blenny, submarine
1969 - USS Tringa, sub. rescue
1969 - USS Garcia destroyer escort
1970 - USS McCloy, destroyer escort
1971 - USS John Willis, escort
1972 - USS Purdy, destroyer
1973 - USS Koelach, destroyer escort
1974 - USS Dash, mine sweeper
1974 - USS Adroit, mine sweeper
1975 - USS Dash, mine sweeper
1975 - USS Adroit, mine sweeper
1976 - USS Dash, mine sweeper
1976 - USS Adroit, mine sweeper
1977 - USS Direct, mine sweeper
1978 - USS Dash, mine sweeper
1979 - USS Damato, destroyer
1980 - USS Labrador
1981 - USS Detector, mine sweeper
1982 - USS Barry DD 933
1983 - USS Capodanno, FFG 1093
1984 - USS Capodanno, FFG 1093
1985 - USS Connole, FF 1056
1986 - USS Valdez, FF 1096
1987 - USS Capodanno, FFG 1093
1988 - USS Capodanno, FFG 1093
1989 - USS McCloy FF 1038
1990 - USS Connole FF 1056
1991 - USS Valdez FF 1096
1992 - USS Simpson FFG56
1993 - USS Newport LST 1179
1993 - USS Clark FFG 11
1994 - USS Rhode Island SSBN 740
1994 - USS Hawes FFG-53
1994 - USS Sirocco PC-6
1995 - USS Rhode Island SSBN 740
1996 - USS Samuel B. Roberts FFG-58
1997 - USS Tempest PC-2
1997 - USS Robert G. Bradley FFG-49
1998 - USCG Ida Lewis WMP
1999 - USS Boone FFG-28
1999 - USS Stump DD 978

2000 - USS Estocin (FFG-15)
2001 - USS Laboon (DDG 58)
2002 - USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29)
2003 - USS Simpson (FFG 56)
2004 - USS Boone (FFG 28)
2005 - USS Halyburton (FFG 40)
2006 - USS Taylor (FFG 50)
2007 - USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29)
2008 - USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41)
2009 - USS Bulkeley (DDG 84)
2010 - USS Squall (PC-7)
2011 - USS Ponce (LPD-15)
2012 - USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41)
2013 - No Ship*
2014 - No Ship*
2015 - No Ship*
2016 - TBD

2017 - TBD

2018 - TBD

2019 - TBD

2020 - No Ship*

2021 - No Ship*

2022 - USS Milwaukee

2023 - TBD

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Bristol 4th of July Committee

Chairperson: Chuck MacDonough
Email
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Email: info@july4thbristolri.com

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 561

Bristol, RI 02809

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