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ANOTHER STEP CLOSER

The following link just came in from the JHNSA via Bob Branco, president of the ACVA

http://www.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2014-08-28/story/city-oks-use-uss-adams-maritime-museum-jacksonville-st-johns-river



ADAMS CLASS MUSEUM UPDATE JULY 7, 2014

2014 DONATION APPLICATION SUBMITTED TO NAVSEA

After some phone meetings with Navsea, JHNSA and ACVA leaders moved ahead with the final submission of a 2014 Donation Application on June 30, 2014. John O'Neil, Mary Crawford and Joe Snowberger of JHNSA developed the updated revisions of the documentation for the establishment of the Adams Naval Warship Museum at the shipyard pier on the north bank of the St. Johns River. They were assisted by Pete Mansel, Wayne Misener, Bob Branco and Jim Aldrich of ACVA who had developed key segments of the previous Donap document. Many thanks to John and Mary for their many hours of dedicated work in revising the application. Navsea will be reviewing the document while the JHNSA works with the Jacksonville City Council to complete the approval of the shipyard pier lease in the next two months and pursuing more fund raising.

After many years of hard work by so many veterans, we are getting close to bringing her home. Stay tuned for more updates of our effort.






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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.