USS Manchester

Port Watch: Week of May 21

News, Outdoor, Port Watch
An update on vessels arriving at the Port of New Hampshire

It’s an exceptionally busy Monday morning in Portsmouth Harbor. The Golden Cecilie set sail from Sprague River Road and was promptly replaced by the Chem New Orleans. And the USS Manchester (above), the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, is due at the New Hampshire State Pier around midday. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the USS Manchester’s official sponsor, will be present for the arrival, along with the ship’s crew. A commissioning ceremony follows on Saturday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Learn more in the latest Port Watch.


Type: oil/chemical tanker
Arrival: May 21
Flag: Liberia
Cargo: tallow
Terminal: Sprague River Road
Deadweight: 19,996 tons
Length x breadth: 145 x 24 meters
Year built: 2015


Type: littoral combat ship
Arrival: May 21
Flag: United States
Cargo: N/A, to be commissioned May 26
Terminal: NH State Pier
Deadweight: 797 tons
Length x breadth: 127 x 32 meters
Year built: 2016

COHO (and Penn 92)

Type: tug (and barge)
Arrival: May 24
Flag: United States
Cargo: asphalt
Terminal: Sprague Avery Lane
Deadweight: 428 tons
Length x breadth: 35 x 11 meters
Year built: 2008

Information via Portsmouth Pilots and Note: Ship schedules are subject to change.