April 8, 2007
LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THE ADAMS AS A MUSEUM SHIP
Fellow ACVA Shipmates,
The Charley Deuce (DDG-2) has been taken off of Donation Hold by the
We are pressing for an urgent action by the Chief of Naval Operations, a
DDG-20 CO USS Goldsborough, and our Senators/Congressmen to have the
extend the "Donation Hold" status for another year to give us a chance
to save this
gallant ship as a historical Navy museum. How Urgent is the need?
NAVSEA is allowing people from other museums to go aboard and strip
during one week this month. This is usually a first step months before
for bids for scrapping.
Two sample letters (attached) have been drafted in Microsoft Word that
you can personalize, with your own DDG-2 experiences. One sample letter
is to the CNO,
the other sample letter can be sent to your US Senator and/or
These letters should be sent this week, or ASAP and fax them if at all
in order to give us one last chance to save the Deuce.
This is a team effort, and we are working with several former ADAMS
Officers and other DDG ships with many DDG crew members involved.
We need your help to save her, let's do it!
Address/Fax for CNO:
Admiral Michael Mullen, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-2000
CNO Fax 703-693-9408
The following URL's allow you to locate your Congressman and/or Senators
then cut and paste addresses into your letters. They contain
Phones/Fax/Emails/Names/Addresses By State.
Contacting the Congress
Please let me know which US Senators and/or Congressmen you send letters
or fax. and any responses you receive from them, We need to know as we
continue other efforts going on.
The ACVA has had success in having letters written and calls made from a
or so Senators and/or Congressmen supporting and recognizing our
situation. Some contacted the CNO, and NAVSEA directly but we need more
contacts made quickly
We continue to monitor NAVSEA but have not heard if they will place
on DONATION HOLD OR REMOVE the ADAMS from the April 9-13 Strip Ship Open
House in Philadelphia.
ACVA Executive Secretary