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Attention Adams Class Destroyer Veterans

The Adams Class Veterans Association (ACVA) is trying to save the USS Charles F. Adams.
From 1959 to 1967, the United States commissioned 60 new ships to replace her aging World War II Era fleet. These ships, designed from the keel up as Guided Missile ships, served as the core of the U. S. Navy for more than 30 years. Since they first began leaving service in 1989, 54 of these ships have been scrapped, 4 have been transferred to serve foreign countries, act as parts hulks, or as power generating barges, and 1, the FGS Molders, is a museum in Kiel, Germany.
Class
# of Ships
First Commissioned
Last Commissioned
Notes
C. F. Adams (DDG-2)
29
1960
1970
3 were built for the Australian Navy and 3 were built for the German Navy.
Farragut (DLG-6)
10
1959
1967
 
Leahy (DLG-16)
9
1963
1964
 
Bainbridge (DLGN-25)
1
1962
n/a
Nuclear Powered
Belknap (DLG-26)
9
1964
1967
 
Truxton (DLGN-35)
1
1967
n/a
Nuclear Powered
Long Beach (CGN-9)
1
1961
n/a
Nuclear Powered
Of All these proud and powerful ships, only the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) remains in the United States. She served the U. S. Atlantic Fleet from 1960 to 1990. During her service she participated in many momentous occasions including the recovery of the Mercury manned spacecraft and the quarantine of Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Fortunately, the USS Charles F. Adams is on Museum Hold by NAVSEA. This, however, is only part of the battle. In order for NAVSEA to keep the Adams on Museum Hold, a city needs to be found to host her. NAVSEA will not keep the Adams on hold indefinitely, and her date with a cutting torch is quickly approaching.
How You Can Help
Right now, the best way you can help is to spread the word. Spreading the word to shipmates, local leaders, Congressmen and Senators, the CNO, and even the Secretary of the Navy.
Currently the only guided missile museum ship is the USS Little Rock (CLG-4), a World War II cruiser converted to carry the Talos missile. The USS Charles F. Adams, the first keel-up Guided Missile Destroyer, would stand not only as a monument to the men who served aboard her, but to all the men and women who built and served on all of those destroyers, frigates, and cruisers that not only became the core of the U. S. Navy through Vietnam and the Cold War, but provided the technological base for the modern fleet.

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