The USS John F. Kennedy Project could not be where we are today without the years put into trying to acquire the USS Saratoga, and the dedicated men and women who helped try to make that happen. For that reason, we hosted a farewell ceremony at the ship on August 8, 2014, at the Officer’s Club and directly at Pier One, Naval Station Newport.
In June, our volunteers were able to complete, with the Navy’s permission, 3 days of unloading items off of the USS Saratoga for use and/or display on board the USS John F. Kennedy when we get it: The list includes: 83 ready room chairs, 32 vidmar cabinets (designed for maximum usage of the cube especially… Continue reading By Popular Demand: A List of Items “Rescued” from the USS Saratoga CV/A-60
For some time now, JFK project leadership has been working with the Navy to arrange for the retrieval of material from these two carriers before they are scrapped. One purpose is to replace items that have been removed from CV-67 for one reason or another, such as ready room chairs. Another purpose is to develop… Continue reading Efforts Underway to Rescue Artifacts and Equipment from USS Saratoga and USS Forrestal for Use in the USS JFK Museum Project: Nov 15-17