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Re: USS Cassin Young in Charlestown, Boston (photos)
Thanks Rick, I figured that was who funded her.
One of the reasons USS CASSIN YOUNG looks as good as she does, is that she still belongs to the USN for her care. When she was in drydock a few years back, repairs had a stall after it was found that her hull needed much more repair work done and funds were not available. Some in the USN were ready to just scrap her. Unlike the USF CONSTITUTION, CASSIN YOUNG had fewer advocates and esteem among USN brass. Pressure on the USN and Congress got funds appropriated to complete the repairs. The NPS (National Park Service) is responsible for keeping her operation as a museum.
Most other ship museums in the USA are still "owned by the USN", but are maintained and operated by non-USN entities. Some get state funding, but others rely on private funding. USS SLATER and USS KIDD are among the other well maintained and supported ship museums in my opinion because of the public support they get and good management.
The destroyer USS Cassin Young (Fletcher class) in Charlestown, Boston is in my opinion one of the best maintained museum ships in the US.
Here some photos:
USS Cassin Young
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