The Adams Class Veterans Association is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.
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 ship 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 is the last surviving ship of the Adams Class guided missile destroyers and 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.
This group is working to acquire USS Charles F. Adams.