August 17th

August 17th

Steel Beach BBQ

On Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1-4 PM, the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee will hold its first ever Steel Beach BBQ on the fantail of the battleship Massachusetts to honor those who have served, those who are still serving, and those who never came home, as well as provide the public with an authentic Navy experience.

Guests will enjoy burgers, dogs, chicken and more!

All funds raised go directly to serving our mission to preserve and maintain our National Historic Landmark Ships and the war memorials in our care.
Sponsor: Sawejko Communications

October 17th

October 2019 Volunteer Field Day aboard JPK DD850

Oct 17 at 8 AM - Oct 20 at 8 AM

Now is your chance to join one of the best US Navy ship restoration crews in the country. This is our Volunteer work party to restore and preserve this Gearing class destroyer as a National Memorial to all Destroyer Sailors. Volunteers can eat, sleep, live, and work aboard this ship that is being restored to her Vietnam era appearance.

Good sea stories, great meals, proud preservation work, and great comradery among the crew provide for a outstanding experience. All attendees must advise us ahead of time of their intention to participate due to food and supplies logistics.

Field Day coupon for all attendees will be uploaded here soon.. We need to be advised of all that plan to come ahead of time. Fee is for those coming from Thursday to Sunday morning. Those coming just for the day on Saturday and just lunch are free. Join the Destroyer crew and help preserve history!

November 2nd

75th Anniversary of USS Lionfish SS298 Commissioning

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 AM - 2 PM

Ceremony honoring and remembering the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the Balao-class submarine USS Lionfish SS298.

December 7th

Pearl Harbor Day at Battleship Cove

December 7, 12:55pm
Battleship Cove will commemorate the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by hosting a ceremony on December 7, 2019 at 12:55pm aboard the USS Massachusetts.

On December 7, 1941, declared by President Roosevelt as "A date that would live in infamy," over 200 Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor in the first wave of Operation Hawaii with the goal of crippling the American Fleet. Eighteen Ships were destroyed that fateful day, and over 2,400 service personnel were killed.

The attack was the result of an intensifying Japanese-American rivalry in the Pacific. With the oil embargo of 1941 put into place by Roosevelt, the Japanese decided to risk everything on a massive preemptive strike, which would knock the US out of the Pacific. By Attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had hoped to break the American spirit, but instead united a bitterly dived public. On December 8, 1941, the US declared war on Japan, thus entering World War II.

The ceremony will take place in the Memorial Room on the Battleship.