This is our first leg in the voyage to Staten Island to visit the ships docked here , where thousands have lined up in the hot memorial day sun . The ship in this video is the USS Kauffman Launched 29 March 1986 , 25 years ago.

Shes a classic design of the sleek & modern navy frigate , her guided missiles have since been removed and replaced with a deck gun.

We toured her interiors and her decks , as we were on the helecopter deck we could see 2 other frigates docked in the back of us and of course along side us was the USS New York , on her 2nd visit to New York harbor & her maiden arrival at the Staten Island Navy pier.

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Video & Photographs by :
Byron Huart ... ure=relmfu