The USS Orleck Is Open!!!

The USS Orleck is open to the public during the following hours:

• Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last visitors on board 30 minutes before closing

In support of the Jacksonville Naval Museum, there is a suggested donation of $15 per adult and $10 per child. The USS Orleck is docked just east of the Main Street bridge at 203 E. Coastline Drive.

Salute to Veterans Run 5k 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022 5K at 8:00 AM | 1 Mile Fun Run & Patriotic Paws Parade at 8:45 AM Race Director: Mrs. Isabel Guerrero The Salute to Veterans Run (S2VR) Run/Walk has become a Jacksonville time honored tradition and is the longest running Veterans Day 5K...

USS Orleck To Arrive in Jacksonville on 26 March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE25 March 2022Jacksonville, Florida – The most decorated Gearing Class Destroyer, the USS Orleck is expected to arrive to downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, the 26th of March. The estimated time of arrival to the St. John’s River channel entrance...

USS Orleck is now underway to Jacksonville

It's the time we have all been waiting on! The USS Orleck is on the move toward Jacksonville and will be arriving in 10-12 days. We are very excited to see her in Jax. Use the link below to track the progress on Maritime Tracker: Track The USS Orleck's Trip To...

USS Orleck Inspection Completed – Ship Fate Determined

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11 January 2022 Download The Press Release Jacksonville, Florida – After extensive inspections and additional Ultra Sonic (UT) testing while in drydock, it has been determined that the ex-USS Orleck is fit to continue to serve as a museum ship....

Jacksonville Naval Museum sends USS Orleck Museum Ship to Drydock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE16 December 2021 Download The Press Release Jacksonville Naval Museum sends USS Orleck Museum Ship to Drydock Jacksonville, Florida – The city of Jacksonville and local Navy and military Veterans have something to be thankful for this holiday...

Meet The USS Orleck DD-886

  • Named after Lieutenant Joseph Orleck, Commanding Officer of USS Nauset, killed in action on 9 September, 1943 during World War II, & posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.
  • Gearing Class Destroyer, keel laid in 1944, launched on 12 May ‘45, & Commissioned 15 September, 1945.
  • The “Top Gun” of Vietnam, fired 11,000+ rounds earning the nickname ”Grey Ghost of the Vietnam Coast” & netting an astonishing 14 battle stars throughout the war.
  • In the Korean War become the charter member of the “Train Busters Club” and received 4 battle stars during the war.
  • Received updates to original hull frame that included: ASROC (Anti Submarine Rocket launcher) & DASH (Drone Anti Submarine Helicopter system).
  • Awards included: Navy Unit Commendation, Battle ‘E’, China Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Medal (multiple awards), Korean Service Medal (multiple awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (multiple awards), Vietnam Service Medal (multiple awards), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, & Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

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