The establishment of the Jacksonville Naval Museum (JNM) & WE NEED YOUR HELP! The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) is finalizing the acquisition of the museum-ship the ex-USS Orleck. We estimate her arrival to be in early Fall. The ship will become the JNM center piece & will be known as the “US NAVY COLD WAR EXPERIENCE”.
The Adams Class DDG Memorial Brick Campaign has launched a Memorial Brick Campaign for the upcoming Museum! Purchase your personally engraved brick(s) today and see it displayed onsite at the Adams Class DDG Memorial!
Meet The USS Orleck DD-886
This public-private partnership needs your help in a number of ways:
Volunteers to assist with fund-raising efforts
Volunteers to support our Visitor’s Center at The Jacksonville Landing
Volunteers, particularly Navy veterans, to help maintain and restore the ship when it arrives
Volunteers to staff and operate the ship and Visitor’s Center
Donations of ship’s equipment or other useful supplies
We wish all a Happy Independence Day!
Everyone knows USS stands for United States Ship. It's a military ship w/ a military crew. Sounds good So if you see a ship designated USNS, such as the USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) (seen below), you ask yourself, "what is she?" A ship designated USNS is a United States...
We are working closely with Congressman John Rutherford to secure the release date of the USS Adams from the U.S. Navy. We are closer than ever before and look forward to having an official announcement very soon. Thank you and read more in the Daily Record...