Some unusual visitors are in New York City.

July 19, 2009 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Two Australian warships have arrived in New York harbor. The HMAS Sydney and HMAS Ballarat sailed into New York Harbor on Sunday morning and are docked at Pier 88 on Manhattan’s West Side, by 48th Street.

The vessels are in New York to commemorate the relationship between Australia and the United States. The two countries have served together in every major war of the last 100 years.

The ships, with 400 sailors aboard, will be open to the public on Tuesday.

 The idea for the visit came from Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, who says it represents a framework for the two nations’ challenges in the future.

The ships are to leave New York on Wednesday.



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