What are these work parties all
The USS Newport News museum and memorial foundation Has built a
museum and memorial to the USS Newport News. The museum/memorial is a place of honor for a great ship and the patriotic men that served
The USS Salem, sister ship to USS Newport News is hosting the
museum in berthing compartment b308l on board the Salem, at the U.S.
Navy Shipbuilding Museum, in Quincy Ma. This space has been set-aside
for the crew of the Newport News to design our display as we wish. On display
is a variety of original memorabilia that chronicles the
legacy of the ship and her crew throughout her entire history. Turret 2
has been set up as a memorial to our
fallen shipmates from the 1972 explosion.
have completed the audio/visual section, which will display home movies
and news footage about the ship. We are now in the process of finishing
the clean up and repair to turret 2. This is a special occasion for our
boatswains and gunner's mates to get back in to the turret and prepare
it for it's ultimate goal - a memorial to our fallen comrades.
focus is now on the area around turret 2 including Mount 1 and some of
the 3 inch. This is all designed to enhance T2 as a memorial to our
USS Newport News museum and memorial foundation directors include Al
Siegel, John Noll and Bob Freeman with the time and financial
support of numerous USS Newport News shipmates.