Monday, May 18, 2009

Navy Oiler Museum Data

Today I sent my booklet “NEOSHO Class OILER a STORY” to the Curator of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. He says he may be able to help promote this vision. The booklet can be viewed in pdf form at: In the transmittal letter I mentioned that this model may best be located in a museum at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard or the Mare Island Historic Park. The Navy says that the best place for USS Iowa is at Mare Island. Mare Island is just a couple miles west of Suisun Bay where these ship are preserved.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, let's have a Navy Oiler museum and association. Other types of ships are being saved as museums, oilers and auxiliaries deserve a memorial as well.
    I served aboard USS Kansas City (AOR-3) 1985-1990. Great ship! She's at Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet.
    ex-IC2 Guilherme Freitas, USN
    EE02 Workcenter Supervisor