A NEW BEGINNING
As originally concieved, the purpose of the USS America Museum Foundation, Inc, was to secure the actual ship, to have her placed on "donation hold" by the United States Navy, and then to begin the process of having her refit as a combination museum ship to exhibit memorabilia and other artifacts of her long and honorable career, as well as using the ship's facilities to form a vocational training facility, for a new generation of American Youth to learn the skills and trades necessary for the operation of such a "floating city", for, as all of us who served aboard her know, there was no trade or occupation left out necessary to run a small city of over 5000 individuals, for months at a time. Sadly, we were unsuccessful, and on 19 APR, 2005 the USS America left her pier at the Inactive Ships Facility, located in Philadelphia, Pa., for the last time.
She was towed out to sea, and used for live fire tests by the Navy,
and on 14 MAY, 2005 at 1130 EDT, she went down, in a classified location.
THUS BEGINS OUR NEW MISSION: The Board of Directors of the Museum Foundation have decided that, in today's world, dominated by the Internet, that the best way to carry on the original intent of our worthy mission would be to set up a "virtual museum" of artifacts, video and still photographs, oral and written history, and all other material which could be electronically stored, and make it available on line, as a fitting and permanent tribute to "America's Flagship". We are now accepting input from those shipmates who wish to share their America Experiences with all those who visit this museum.
If you have photos or experiences you would like to share, please e-mail photos and info to Lee McNulty at
THE USS AMERICA (CVA/CV 66) MUSEUM FOUNDATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Acquisitions & Grants: