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Update - August 17, 2017

I just received the following message from Dan Bean, President of the JHNSA:
"We are nearing completion of the final financial step necessary to have the ADAMS released to the JHNSA. We can also add that all permits have been issued for our pier work and we are now finalizing the permit paperwork for our uplands work and executing the EPA agreement. We remain optimistic for a Fall delivery to Jacksonville."

Update - June 19, 2017

The following came to me via my daughter and was originally posted on the Facebook "Scuttlebutt" page
I cannot vouch for it's authenticity but I am reasonablly certain it is legit. Just remember, these guys were/are also DDG sailors!

**UPDATE! DO NOT DONATE TO GO-FUND-ME PAGES! They are scams; only send money to Red Cross,, or the FRG! The USPS will accept boxes addressed to the USS Fitzgerald**

Folks, what we have here is a tragedy and a terrible loss of 7 of our kin.

At the same time, due to the flooding in berthing compartments, many more of our junior sailors have lost everything they own. The Navy has issued that the sailors will be given uniform pay but they still need civies, shoes, towels, toiletries, etc.

If you are stationed in the 7th Fleet, Naval Base Yokosuka USO is asking for dinners that are already cooked for tonight and drinks. Breakfast items for tomorrow for the sailors. Also in need of personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, shaving cream, disposable razors, sanitary napkins, and hand soap. *no clothes donations please

NMCRS is accepting civilian clothes, uniform items, men's boots and shoes, socks, undershirts, any other male clothing items.

Softbank is accepting any cell phones to be donated.

If you are CONUS please send whatever you can spare for these Shipmates to
UNIT 100173 Box 1
FPO AP 96665

(From Dave Myerly)
Many of you will surely remember F. Massie Hughes. He was a friend and our OI Div Officer on the Adams DDG-2 as one of the original crew to report first to Bath Maine in 1958 and was on the ship until 1962. He was a good man, very friendly and will be greatly missed. I stayed in touch for many years.

Sorry about being so long since this happened but I was not informed of his passing until today.

Click here: Obituary for Francis Massie Hughes Jr., of Little Rock, AR"

"SAVE THE ADAMS" project update - January 7, 2017

The following statement was sent out to over 100 JHNSA members, so I think it's safe to post it here.

Our next board meeting is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at H&K. We received word that the Army Corps of Engineers will issue us our permit for the pier work and we received more good financial news. We will update you at the meeting. March 7 (dry dock) is less than 60 days away and we have more work to do to be ready. dkb

Daniel Bean | Holland & Knight


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About this site

This is a personal website for the men who served on the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) and their families. I am one of the Directors and the Webmaster for the Adams Class Veterans Association, Inc. (ACVA) and act as the designated representative to the ACVA for DDG-2. As the ACVA DDG-2 Rep., it is my responsibility to pass on to former Adams crewmen, their families, and other interested parties the status of the ACVA's efforts to:

  • (A) save the Charles F. Adams and

  • (B) convert her into a museum which will represent ALL of the Adams Class DDG's and their crews.

This is NOT a DDG-2 Association website, since DDG-2 does not have an association at this time. Dave Myerly, another former Adams crewman, is attempting to get a DDG-2 Association going, contact him if you are interested in becoming a part of such an association.