Don’t Miss This Unique Opportunity… Free Tours of a Navy Transport Ship!

Posted on: October 29, 2011

This is a really neat opportunity! The Norfolk, VA – based USS Ponce will be moored at Cruise Terminal 4 in Port Canaveral next week, and free public tours will be available Wednesday, Nov. 2nd through Saturday, Nov. 5th. The USS Ponce is an amphibious transport dock; its purpose is to carry landing craft and helicopters, and also allow U.S. Marine Corps and Navy personnel and their equipment to get to shore by air and by sea.

During the tour, which is open to everyone over 8 years old, the public will have the chance to check out this unusual ship, as well as meet the hundreds of sailors on board. Tour participants must be able to safely go up and down stairs unassisted.

After the USS Ponce makes its stop in Port Canaveral, the ship will continue on to Puerto Rico before it is decommissioned. Over its lifetime, the USS Ponce has been used in both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

This is a really rare and exciting opportunity for those of us who live in or are visiting the Brevard County area; how often do we actually get to tour the ships that pass through our area? I am definitely excited to get the chance to tour the USS Ponce and thank the men and women aboard for their service!

Tours of the USS Ponce will be open on the following days and times:

Wednesday, Nov. 2: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3 & 4: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday, Nov. 5: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This is just one of the many fun Things To Do In Brevard County! Melbourne Beach and the surrounding beach communities are a wonderful place to live!

Source of info: Florida Today, Photo courtesy of Navy website

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