HMS Scott arrives at Fleet Week New York ready for US military celebrations

Watch: Timelapse video shows Royal Navy surveyor HMS Scott arrive in New York.

HMS Scott, the Royal Navy's only deepwater survey ship, has arrived in the US for Fleet Week New York.

The week-long event is the city's time-honoured celebration of the sea services, the US Navy, Coast Guard and Marine Corps.

Held in New York City from 24 May until 30 May, this year's event is expected to feature ship tours, helicopter landings and fast rope displays, Coast Guard search and rescue demonstrations and performances by military musicians.

HMS Scott tweeted its delight at arriving: "Good morning New York! We're delighted to be here for #FleetWeekNYC."

Nearly 2,400 US uniformed personnel are reported to be participating in the event this year.

It is expected that three ships from US Nato allies will join three US Navy ships, two US Coast Guard vessels and four US Naval Academy boats for the event.

HMS Scott will also be joined by ships from Canada and Italy getting in on the parade as well.

HMS Scott has been contributing to the UK defence effort by surveying the world's oceans so that other vessels can navigate safely at sea.

In August 2022, HMS Scott was deployed to the mid-Atlantic to collect data, assisting both the Royal Navy and Nato.

The ship is the largest survey vessel in Western Europe and the fifth largest in the Royal Navy.

She is the only vessel of her class and can remain at sea for 300 days thanks to her crew rotation system.

HMS Scott also performs mine countermeasures in an auxiliary capacity.

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