USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association
USS Cassin Young Association
1 Pond Street, Apt. 9H
Winthrop, MA 02152
Bill Foley, Director
Janet O’Connell, Pres.
The USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association was founded in 1980 by three Boston area “Plank Owners”. The Association was recently revived after several years of inactivity.
During its active years the USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association provided direct support to Cassin Young volunteers by purchasing uniforms for the crew, funded volunteer luncheons and award ceremonies and provided funding to develop programs with the National Park Service to promote the ship’s history.
For nearly two decades the Association provided funding to support the ship’s Annual Commemorative Sea Trials. Each October, in celebration of the ship’s birthday, USS Cassin Young would be towed into Boston Harbor with several hundred guests onboard that included former crew members, their families, Navy personnel and local dignitaries.
The popular cruise provided the National Park Service the opportunity to present programs on the ship’s history and collect oral histories from former crew.
USS Cassin Young (DD-793) Association Mission:
“To assist in preserving and protecting USS Cassin Young by providing direct support to the volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to the ship’s preservation, and in supporting the National Park Service in keeping this historic ship afloat and open to the public.”