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In pics: check out the US Navy's Fort McHenry docked in Dublin

The US Marines are in town…

US MARINES HAVE arrived in Dublin ahead of tomorrow’s Emerald Isle Classic between the Naval Academy and Notre Dame. The USS Fort McHenry docked at Dublin Port last night and is hosting public tours throughout the weekend. Tickets were distributed by the US Embassy in Dublin through a lottery system, which has already closed.

Commissioned in 1987, the USS Fort McHenry is 186 metres (610 feet) long and has a displacement of 16,261 tonnes. If you’re not among those who managed to get a ticket in time, then check out these photos of the vessel by Photocall Ireland photographer Laura Hutton.

In pics: check out the US Navy's Fort McHenry docked in Dublin
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    US Marines (from left) Zachary Snipes, Christopher Hardin and Benjamin Cooper pose for photographers on board the USS Fort McHenry. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    US Marines Christopher Hardin (left) and Zachary Snipes pose with 8-year-old Jonathan Erickson who was taking a tour of the USS Fort McHenry. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    The USS Fort McHenry docked at Dublin Port. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    Saturday's game between Notre Dame and the Navy kicks off at 2pm at the Aviva Stadium. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    US Marines (from left) Christopher Hardin, Zachary Snipes, and Benjamin Cooper pictured on board the USS Fort McHenry. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    S Marines pictured setting up a mini-gun on board a gun boat outside the USS Fort McHenry. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    Tickets to visit the vessel during its stopover in Ireland were organised by the US Embassy in Dublin. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    Crew on board the USS Fort McHenry in Dublin today. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    Lt JG Christopher Mikell of the US Navy points to a map of Dublin Port which the USS Fort McHenry used to docked at Dublin Port last night. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    The ship will be open to public tours this weekend. The tickets were allocated by a lottery system. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    The USS Fort McHenry which is docked in Dublin Port to coincide with the Emerald Isle classic American Football clash between Navy and Notre Dame. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)
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    US Marines pictured in Dublin Port carrying their unloaded weapons outside the USS Fort McHenry. (Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

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