The oil/chemical tanker Noreaster. photo by John White

Port Watch: Week of May 28

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An update on ships arriving at the Port of New Hampshire

The highlight of Memorial Day weekend in Portsmouth Harbor was the commissioning of the USS Manchester on Saturday. The Manchester departs for its homeport in San Diego on Tuesday afternoon, and a large tanker will make its way into the harbor shortly thereafter. Get the details below.


Type: littoral combat ship
Arrival: in port, sails May 29
Flag: United States
Cargo: N/A, commissioned on May 26
Terminal: NH State Pier
Deadweight: 797 tons
Length x breadth: 127 x 32 meters
Year built: 2016


Type: oil/chemical tanker
Arrival: May 28
Flag: Marshall Islands
Cargo: diesel
Terminal: Irving, then Sprague River Road
Deadweight: 37,412 tons
Length x breadth: 184 x 27 meters
Year built: 2007

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