Wednesday, June 3 - Sunday, June 9, 2013
Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland's waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors -- and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans.
In 2013, Navy sequestration and international budget concerns have impacted the vessels that normally attend Rose Festival. But Fleet Week is still here and there will still be visitations -- we encourage you to support those vessels who are attending.
The Royal Canadian Navy began visiting the Rose Festival in 1924 and continue to bring ships each year. The Battleship USS Oregon visited the Rose Festival in its final tour before decommissioning in 1925. The mast of the USS Oregon now resides in Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
2013 Rose Festival Fleet
United States Navy
The U.S. Navy has declined participation in the 2013 Rose Festival due to recent budget cuts. The Rose Festival values its longtime relationship with the U.S. Navy and looks forward to the resumption of the Navy's participation in Fleet Week in the future.
Royal Canadian Navy
◊ HMCS Oriole
United States Coast Guard
◊ USCGC Bluebell
Historic & Other Ships
◊ Gamewardens Vietnam-era PBR (Patrol Boat River)
◊ PT Boat 658
◊ Chuck Kellogg's 1936 Phantom Cruiser
◊ City of Portland's Fire Boat David Campbell
Admission is FREE
Public tours will be on a first-come basis, usually during these hours:
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Note: Ships set their own schedules, so some may not offer tours during these times.
Visitors may be subject to personal search and no bags, strollers or wheelchairs will be allowed onboard. There will not be any 'holding area' for personal items and visitors must be able to maneuver on board the ships, including climbing narrow ladders.
Please note: While on board any Canadian ship, you are subject to Canadian laws (and outside United States jurisdiction).
All information subject to change without notice.