Parade of Ships takes center stage at Fleet Week

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Fleet Week gets started with the first performance of the Blue Angels Friday afternoon. But it's not just the fast-flying planes that will have people flocking to San Francisco.

Before the planes take to the skies, there will be the Parade of Ships.

FLEET WEEK SCHEDULE: Click here for the full schedule of events

Throughout Fleet Week, visitors can go on board and check out carriers, destroyers and cruisers docked at the Embarcadero.

Along with exploring the massive ships, it's a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of the sailors serving in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard.

The biggest event for the Navy is the Parade of Ships that began at 11 a.m. on Friday and last one hour.

The seven ships that were part of this year's parade are:
1. SFFD Fireboat Guardian
2. USS Cape St. George
3. USS Stockdale
4. USCGC Boutwell
5. USS Coronado
6. HMCS Calgary
7. ACRE MV John Dillard

For full coverage on Fleet Week, click here.

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