USS Orleck

Local Nonprofit City Ambassadors tour the USS ORLECK

Local Nonprofit City Ambassadors tour the USS ORLECK

A group of leaders from the Jacksonville Commodores League climbed aboard the USS Orleck on a recent trip to visit the warship. The members serve the City of Jacksonville as ambassadors helping to promote the economic and recreational assets of the St Johns River.  The passion for boating combined with business acumen have proven to […]

It’s official… USS Orleck opens to the public

It’s official… USS Orleck opens to the public

The USS Orleck DD-86 is now officially open to the public. “…We have been working 12 years for this day, for this moment,” said Jacksonville Naval Museum President Daniel Bean at the opening ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23. “I would like to just say that dreams do come true.” Bob Orleck, nephew to the ship’s […]

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

USS Orleck arrives in Jacksonville

Achievement of epic proportions now part of Downtown skyline The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association’s (JHNSA) plans to bring the USS Orleck to the city to house the Jacksonville Naval Museum are complete…almost. The 77-year-old ship made its way slowly down the St. Johns River to dock temporarily in front of the Hyatt Regency Hotel […]

USS Orleck prepares for trip to Jacksonville

USS Orleck prepares for trip to Jacksonville

Naval history to be docked along Downtown waterfront The most decorated post-World War II ship, the USS Orleck, could be open for tours in Downtown Jacksonville by March. The Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association took ownership of the Orleck in January from a nonprofit in Lake Charles, La., where it has been a museum ship. […]

City Council Gives Final Approval For Floating Navy Museum

City Council Gives Final Approval For Floating Navy Museum

After over a decade in the works, the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association is now able to bring the USS Orleck to a permanent home downtown on the St. Johns River. The City Council signed off on the lease agreement on August 10. The Association can now take the final steps to move the destroyer […]