The French training cruiser Jeanne d'arc and an escort vessel, the Victor Schoelcher arrives Tuesday (28 April) for a weeks visit to New York City.
The French training cruiser Jeanne d'arc and an escort vessel, the Victor Schoelcher arrives Tuesday (28 April) for a weeks visit to New York City. They docked at the French Line pier early Tuesday (28 April).
The stop in New York is part of an annual training cruise, which began 5 November and will end on 8 June. It includes stops in Africa, South America, the Caribbean and North America. It is the last cruise for the Jeanne d'arc, scheduled to be replaced in 1964 by La Resolue.
While in New York, members of the ships' companies will attend a cocktail party at the French consulate, a ball for cadets and officers, a ball for crewmen, and a reception aboard the Jeanne d'arc with dancing. Both ships will be open to the public on 2 May.
On Wednesday (29 April) the two captains will visit the city's mayor. There will be brief ceremonies at City Hall, and then Mayor Robert Wagner will visit the ships. Later in the week, the ships' banks will play a concert and there is to be a football match between a team representing the ships and the team of the Stade Breton de New York.