We continue to make slow but steady progress on a number of fronts. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) As previously reported, NOAA plans to build a new facility at the old Derecktor Shipyard site at Naval Station Newport to berth and support its research vessels.The site is south of Pier 1 and would not… Continue reading Project Progress Overview: Fall 2016
One of the major steps in making the project happen is securing the final berthing location. In that regard, here is the progress made so far: The Assistant Secretary of the Navy responsible for Navy facilities worldwide met with three of our board members and the CO of Naval Station Newport on this concept. We… Continue reading Summer 2016 Project Update
We asked Tangram 3DS, an internationally recognized 3D computer graphics and animation company, to produce realistic renderings to convey the excitement and majesty of what the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy would look like in Coddington Cove.
We get a lot of questions about the process of getting the ship, and what the next step is. In an effort to make sure everyone understands the sequencing of the steps we must take in order to successfully bring the former USS John F Kennedy to Narragansett Bay, here’s a recap. Our application for… Continue reading Project Update & Recap, June 2014
On Friday February 7, 2014, RADM (Ret) Tom Zelibor and Frank Lennon met in Norfolk with RADM Dixon Smith, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic; his deputy, retired Navy Captain Fred Crecelius; and Kevin Allison, legal counsel for the Region. We believe the meeting went extremely well, and that it was well worth the trip to Norfolk… Continue reading Progress Continues Toward a Public-Private Partnership with the Navy