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KenFSU

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2017, 10:52:00 AM »
Permits secured for a pier at the Shipyards property, could arrive by May.

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A new Downtown riverfront attraction is getting closer to reality, according to attorney Dan Bean, president of the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association.

He said the USS Charles F. Adams will be put in dry-dock in Philadelphia on March 7, where it will be prepared to be towed to Jacksonville and moored at the Shipyards property, creating the only warship museum attraction in Florida.

Bean said the permits have been secured for the pier and the Cold War-era guided missile frigate could arrive by May.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2017, 11:09:51 AM »
Man, I really hope they can maintain this thing if they get it here.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2017, 12:09:33 PM »
Whoa!  That sounds like good news.  Very curious to see how it fits with the overall plans for the Shipyards site.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2017, 09:50:46 PM »
This is great news! Hopefully they can turn that section of the shipyards into a small museum and park area for those visiting the Adams. All we need now is for the the aquarium to become reality on the river.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2017, 11:01:16 PM »
Great News,

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2017, 11:06:55 AM »
Finally!

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2017, 11:52:12 AM »
This is great news! Hopefully they can turn that section of the shipyards into a small museum and park area for those visiting the Adams. All we need now is for the the aquarium to become reality on the river.
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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #37 on: February 08, 2017, 03:59:05 PM »
Has there been any discussion of possibly moving the location of the ship closer to the core where the old courthouse parking deck is currently?

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2017, 04:30:25 PM »
^That ship has sailed. The permits have already been secured.
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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2017, 05:23:04 PM »
Fair winds and following seas!

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2017, 05:26:34 PM »
If there is room then add a Jacksonville made Liberty Ship and a replica PT Boat. That would bring a lot of folks down for a look or walk through.

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2017, 05:44:46 PM »
Be very cool indeed if we could find a surviving Huckin's Yacht PT Boat. Failing that it might be possible to have them build a new copy from the quadraconic plans, wonder if the FSCJ shop could recreate 3 Packard, 12 cylinder, 1,350 horsepower engines?

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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2017, 06:16:59 PM »
If there is room then add a Jacksonville made Liberty Ship and a replica PT Boat. That would bring a lot of folks down for a look or walk through.

There's only two surviving Liberty ships that were built in Jacksonville. They are the John W. Brown in Baltimore and the Jeremiah O'Brien in San Francisco. Both are floating living history museums.  I don't believe any of the Huckins PT boats remain today.
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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #43 on: February 08, 2017, 09:23:03 PM »
Build a replica of JFK's PT Boat. That would be awesome.  Bring in other ships..........triple masted training ships, whatever. It all will work.

For God's sake, this is supposed to be a Navy town. Time Ander Crenshaw stepped up to the plate a did something other than talk!
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Re: Bring Home The USS Adams To Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2017, 12:14:35 PM »
Dry dock space looks to be secured for repairs.

USS Adams should be docked at the Shipyards by September.

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