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Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr
DD850 now proudly displays her colors as a museum
ship to educate the public and serve as a
memorial to those who sailed aboard destroyers. She
is a National Historic Landmark located
in Battleship Cove at Fall River, MA and is a member
of the Historic Naval Ships
Association. Our mission with the USS Joseph P.
Kennedy Jr DD850 is to not only preserve the
history of the JPK but that of all her sister ships
DD850 has a facebook page.
"The USS Higbee was the first American warship named
in honor of a woman. Mrs. Lenah S.
Higbee was superintendent of the Navy Nursing Corps
during the First World War. She was
awarded the Navy's highest decoration, the Navy
Cross for distinguished service in the line
of her profession and conspicuous devotion to duty".
In company with the USS Lloyd
Thomas at the battle of Dong Hoi.
Gene Slover's US Navy Pages
If you need a sailor fix, we recommend the following website. There is plenty of nautical information there to keep you occupied for an afternoon or more.
This extensive web site has information about all
destroyers, escorts and frigates
categorized by class. If you have information that
could add to their vast store of
knowledge, you can submit it to the site's
administrator, but first read the rules for
National Association of Destroyer
Also known as Tin Can Sailors, this site has
extensive information about destroyers, and the
organization in various ways supports vets, museum
ships and the active fleet.
This site's mission is to provide a means for
shipmates to keep in touch with one another,
and it provides a sophisticated and secure way of
communicating among shipmates.
If you have a site that you want listed on our site,
send an email to the Webmaster.