17 March, 2015 - Jacksonville, Florida Group gets the USS ADAMS (DDG-2)
The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association has announced that the Navy has transferred stewardship of the USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2) to them for the creation of a museum on the Jacksonville waterfront. The announcement comes after 9 long years of hard work by the association to acquire the ship. A very big “Bravo Zulu” to the JHNSA and the ACVA in achieving their goal! The ship will represent and honor all the ships in the ADAMS Class and the men who served on them.
The ship will be towed from Philadelphia to Jacksonville sometime in June and will then be refurbished enough to have its opening day on Veterans Day of this year. Restoring the ship to both internal and external viewing will be an ongoing process that may take years to complete. Their plan is to open each section of the ship for viewing as they complete its restoration.
The JHNSA’s big need right now is money for the towing, dry docking, berthing and restoration. The Association has started a fund raising effort for those purposes. All you have to do to donate to this worthy cause is to click on the following link.
Once on the website you will have an opportunity to view an excellent video that explains why this project was started and why it is so important to preserving our Naval Heritage.
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