USS Adams Home


Since 2007, the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association (JHNSA) has worked tirelessly to bring the former USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2) back to Jacksonville as Florida’s first naval warship museum.



The ADAMS played a key role in our Navy’s history and was stationed in Mayport for 21 of her 30 years of service life. She was the first guided missile destroyer built from the keel up by the U.S. Navy as a guided missile ship. This heralded a new age of U.S. Navy ships with advanced guided missile weapons systems. The ADAMS revolutionized naval warfare from two aspects, anti-air warfare and anti-submarine warfare.



The USS Adams Museum will be a fitting memorial to honor all veterans, especially the Sailors who served on this special class of warship. The museum will help educate our youth about STEM careers and contribute to the economic growth of Downtown Jacksonville. We are a community-led organization with board members and supporters, just like you, who are passionate about making a difference in their community.

Our project is in the final stage of acquiring the ship from the U.S. Navy but WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Please help us raise the needed funds to cover our operating and staff costs, so we can bring this important piece of history back to Jacksonville to share with our community and generations to come.

Learn more about our fundraising efforts at also have corporate sponsorships available for The USS Adams Museum.  Please contact us for more information.

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