USS Cassin Young Volunteers

USS Cassin Young Volunteers USS Cassin Young(DD-793) is a WW2 Fletcher class destroyer that is today a National Historic Landmark, permanently berthed in the Charlestown Navy Yard, part of the Boston National Historical Park.
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Good story about Vestal and captain young.
11/22/2019
Pacific Historic Parks - USS Arizona Memorial

Good story about Vestal and captain young.

Meet the USS Vestal: The Non-Combat Ship That Survived Pearl Harbor And Went On To Help Win World War II!

On Saturday, December 6, 1941, the repair ship USS Vestal eased alongside the USS Arizona at her berth at Pearl Harbor. Vestal moored herself outboard of the battleship, port side to port side. The Arizona had just returned from maneuvers and had scheduled some long overdue maintenance. She was due to move into dry dock the next week. The Vestal would begin the routine of rewinding the armatures of the battleship’s huge electric motors and other tasks that would shorten her stay in dry dock.

Read more: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/meet-uss-vestal-non-combat-ship-survived-pearl-harbor-and-went-win-world-war-ii-97191

Pacific Historic Parks’ mission is to support the USS Arizona Memorial and other Pacific historic locations involved in World War II through education and interpretive programs, research, preservation, and restoration. With your help we can perpetuate the memory of events and honor the people involved in these sites.
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07/04/2019

USS Constitution firing a 17 gun salute on her way home from her 4th of July turnaround cruise...

Today at 10:00am the NPS will be opening the ship for the 2019 season... Volunteers had been opening the ship weekends, ...
05/26/2019

Today at 10:00am the NPS will be opening the ship for the 2019 season... Volunteers had been opening the ship weekends, weather permitting for the NPS... Yesterday (May 25) Volunteers welcomed 2,120 visitors which brings the total visitor on board while the volunteers had ship open to 12,304.
NPS will now have ship open daily 10:00-4:30...

Big thanks from all the Volunteers and the NPS to the 80 members of OCS Class #1119 who spent the morning on the ship, c...
05/18/2019

Big thanks from all the Volunteers and the NPS to the 80 members of OCS Class #1119 who spent the morning on the ship, cleaning compartments, assisting in prepping After Berthing for painting and organizing a number of other compartments. Bravo Zulu to all, for their great work today. Our girl never looked cleaner. :)

Weather has been really bad in Boston this year.  The volunteers try to open ship on the better weekends... but the weat...
05/06/2019

Weather has been really bad in Boston this year. The volunteers try to open ship on the better weekends... but the weather has not been with us... we have only been able to open ship 9 times this year... BUT on those 9 days 7000 visitors walked the main deck... not great but not bad considering the weather... Hopefully this weekend will be better, if it is well be open... :)

The date for this years "World War II Cruise of Boston Harbor" has been announced... its June 9, 2019... For tickets and...
04/28/2019
World War II Cruise of Boston Harbor

The date for this years "World War II Cruise of Boston Harbor" has been announced... its June 9, 2019... For tickets and information on this great event go to... https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-war-ii-cruise-of-boston-harbor-tickets-60853197552?aff=ampmlt or https://www.facebook.com/events/839642026403209/

In commemoration of 77 years since the United States involvement in World War II, join the National Park Service rangers as we to step back in time and learn about the crucial roles Boston Harbor played throughout World War II. This two and a half hour cruise through Boston Harbor will highlight the...

And while we saw 1700+ visitors on the deck, other volunteers were below working on the forward berthing compartments, c...
04/08/2019

And while we saw 1700+ visitors on the deck, other volunteers were below working on the forward berthing compartments, chipping and getting ready to paint before putting in out new mattresses... HAZZA

Beautiful weekend on ship.  Sun and Temp’s just right.  Volunteers opened ship for public visitation both days from 11 t...
04/08/2019

Beautiful weekend on ship. Sun and Temp’s just right. Volunteers opened ship for public visitation both days from 11 to 3ish… We welcomed aboard 1,795 visits to our awesome ship. Good times had by all… 😊

Navy chaplain school and center - Newport, RI visited USS Cassin Young this morning.  Once volunteers showed the Chaplin...
04/03/2019

Navy chaplain school and center - Newport, RI visited USS Cassin Young this morning. Once volunteers showed the Chaplin’s the ship, they headed over to visit our neighbor USS Constitution.

Great day on ship today.  Volunteers opened ship for the NPS... little cool and windy but in 4 hours we had 907 visitors...
03/24/2019

Great day on ship today. Volunteers opened ship for the NPS... little cool and windy but in 4 hours we had 907 visitors... including theses two fellas. Tried to get them to volunteer but they didn’t seem interested...

On March 18 1943 in San Pedro, CA our awesome ship was first laid down...  76 years later she’s still floating...
03/18/2019

On March 18 1943 in San Pedro, CA our awesome ship was first laid down... 76 years later she’s still floating...

Had a great day in the navy yard celebrating Mario’s 90th birthday with a cake some presents and a sword from USS Consti...
03/16/2019

Had a great day in the navy yard celebrating Mario’s 90th birthday with a cake some presents and a sword from USS Constitution to cut the cake.

Boston National Historical Park
03/02/2019

Boston National Historical Park

Happy 90th Birthday Mario Libardoni!
Mario has been a volunteer with Boston NHP on the USS Cassin Young since 1991. But he was a “Tin Can Sailor” long before. Mario served in the US Navy 1949-1954 and was trained as a radar man. He served on Maddox DD731 and Jeffers DMS27 among other ships. He was discharged from the Navy as Radar Man 1st Class, and then served in the US Navy Reserves for an additional 35 years, becoming a Master Chief.
Mario shared his skill and knowledge with all. He taught every new Park Ranger how to tie a bowline knot, and those who showed skill he patiently taught to tie a monkey’s fist. He guided many visitors around the ship sharing stories and explaining how things work. Mario took the lead dressing the ship for countless occasions and was the “go to” volunteer for anything relating to signal flag protocol, fancy work or any project that required the use of a marlin spike.
He was the perfect liaison between the park and US Navy ships visiting Boston. He was the “keeper” of the USS Cassin Young Volunteer Memorial plaque for over 20 years, assuring we all honor and remember them.
We are not the only ones who think Mario is super! He was the 2004 recipient of the Historic Naval Ship Maintenance, Preservation and Exhibition Award. He received the Outstanding Federal Volunteer of the Year Award from the Federal Executive of Greater Boston. He has been recognized by the USS Cassin Young Association as Volunteer of the Year more than once.
Thank you for 70 years of service. Happy Birthday Mario.

Even though it was cold and snow was predicted for the next day, diehard(crazy) volunteers opened the ship for a few hou...
02/18/2019

Even though it was cold and snow was predicted for the next day, diehard(crazy) volunteers opened the ship for a few hours for the start of school vacation week and Presidents’ Day. Cold or not 330 visitors got a chance to come aboard and she her... 👍

75 years ago today, USS Cassin Young DD-793 was Commissioned into the United States Navy.  In a little over 3 months she...
12/31/2018

75 years ago today, USS Cassin Young DD-793 was Commissioned into the United States Navy. In a little over 3 months she would be on her way to the Pacific war. 537 days later she would be heading home with 7 Battle Stars, 20+ enemy planes shot down and sadly losing 23 of her crew in 2 separate Kamikaze hits. But she does return, In 1946 she would retire to rest for a few years until needed again. That time was 1951, recommissioned into the US Navy she serves again until 1960 when she is retired for the second time after serving in Korea. multiple times in the Mediterranean and up and down the Atlantic coast. Today 75 years after her commissioning she is still serving the country, this time as a museum to the men and women who built and fought for our freedoms. Happy Birthday DD-793 and may you have many more...

10/22/2018

The unveiling of the LEGO USS Cassin Young.

We have been immortalized in LEGO’s
10/22/2018

We have been immortalized in LEGO’s

USS CASSIN YOUNG DD-793 will be 75 years old December 31 2018... We will be celebrating her 75th on Saturday October 20,...
10/16/2018

USS CASSIN YOUNG DD-793 will be 75 years old December 31 2018... We will be celebrating her 75th on Saturday October 20, 2018... Details Below:

Join the National Park Service, USS Constitution Museum, and USS CONSTITUTION in celebrating three birthdays: the U.S. Navy (243rd), “Old Ironsides” (221st), and USS CASSIN YOUNG (75th) on Pier 1 in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Participate in hands-on activities for all ages, enjoy birthday cake, and more! In case of rain the birthday ceremony for CASSIN YOUNG will be in the Navy Yard Visitor Center and all hands-on activities will take place in the USS Constitution Museum:

There will be a brief ceremony at 1 pm with a big announcement from LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston!

Aboard USS CASSIN YOUNG ( Main deck open 10 am to 4:30 pm)

Guided Tour of CASSIN YOUNG:
11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm (45 minute tours).

Fantail Talks on CASSIN YOUNG:
11:00 am– Bringing a Ship to Life: The Navy Tradition of Commissioning a Ship
12:00 & 2:00 pm– History of USS CASSIN YOUNG

Hands on History:

Knot tying challenge – Visitors can try their hand at tying four basic knots that sailors and riggers use in the course of a day

Tattoos & Stamps – Special commemorative temporary tattoos will be available to wear and for those who collect cancellation stamps a special commemorative stamp has been created to add to their passport stamp book.

Rope Making – Discover the techniques to make quality rope and walk away with your own sample.

Rigging – Blocks and tackle make the task of lifting heavy objects easier. Try your hand at lofting a 20 lb weight with pulleys and see which one make lifting easy

Monkey’s Fist – A weighted line called a Monkey’s Fist, attached to the mooring line is thrown ashore to tie up ships. Test your accuracy by throwing a Monkey’s Fist at a target. Challenge your friends to see who is the most accurate

Speaking Tube – Whisper a message at one end of an elaborate tube and your friend will hear it yards away as if you were talking in their ear.

Rosie Selfie Station – Take a selfie in front of the famous Rosie the Riveter background and post it on your favorite social media app. #navybirthday, #usscassinyoung

LEGOland – Build your own creation activities using LEGO

Radio Operators

Radio operators will be on the air all day; there will be Morse code from Emergency Radio (on main deck)

Ceremony & Birthday Cake – 1:00 pm

In the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center (Open 10 am - 5 pm)

Film Screening (3 – 5 pm)

"Mister Roberts" – In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the “backwater” areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

USS Constitution Museum Activities:

Build to win – families build boats, competition, prizes are awarded

Scavenger Hunt – working with Watson Adventure on ‘Trouble Afloat – A Family Scavenger Hunt’; downloadable APP which will take about an hour to complete; will start advertising soon; prizes will be awarded; hunt starts in Museum upstairs in the All Hands on Deck exhibit and then continues on USSC

Coloring sheets – USSC and a special sheet has been added based on the USCY anniversary logo

USS THOMAS HUDNER – The public will be encouraged to write letters to the crew in anticipation of the 1 Dec 2018 commissioning.

USS CONSTITUTION
10 am-5 pm- open for tours
Ongoing- Gun and Pike Drills

Fellow volunteers from Salem Maritime/Saugus Iron Works came for a visit today,  like all NPS volunteer they were great ...
08/25/2018

Fellow volunteers from Salem Maritime/Saugus Iron Works came for a visit today, like all NPS volunteer they were great people and a good time was had by all...

Its Chief Select week in the navy yard.  CY welcomed the chiefs selects on board today. In three groups the chiefs got a...
08/23/2018

Its Chief Select week in the navy yard. CY welcomed the chiefs selects on board today. In three groups the chiefs got a brief history and a tour of the ship...

Cassin Young welcomed 141 students from the Senior Enlisted Academy this morning... at one point there were about 20 chi...
08/04/2018

Cassin Young welcomed 141 students from the Senior Enlisted Academy this morning... at one point there were about 20 chiefs in the chiefs mess.

Heaving Line Demonstrations... Volunteers teach visitors what a heaving line is and how to throw one... a lot of fun had...
07/15/2018

Heaving Line Demonstrations... Volunteers teach visitors what a heaving line is and how to throw one... a lot of fun had by all...

The Saturday June 9/Sunday June 10 sleepover on the USS Constitution was 3 Troops of Girl Scouts from Pennsylvania... af...
06/10/2018

The Saturday June 9/Sunday June 10 sleepover on the USS Constitution was 3 Troops of Girl Scouts from Pennsylvania... after morning colors they spent half hour on board CY before heading to the mess for breakfast...

Deck Log USS Cassin Young - Tuesday, 6 June, 1944. Steaming with Task Group 52.15, Task Unit 52.14.1 course 256 degrees ...
06/06/2018

Deck Log USS Cassin Young - Tuesday, 6 June, 1944.
Steaming with Task Group 52.15, Task Unit 52.14.1 course 256 degrees True, speed 13knots, 122 RPM. Zigzag plan #6 in Effect. 0544 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to screen USS Fanshaw Bay during flight operations.

Just another day of many days in the pacific for USS Cassin Young, half a world away her sisters are having a little more excitement off the cost of Normandy France.

74 Years ago Americans woke up to headlines like these in everypaper in the country. The invasion of Europe (D-Day) had ...
06/06/2018

74 Years ago Americans woke up to headlines like these in everypaper in the country. The invasion of Europe (D-Day) had begun. By the end of this day 156,292 allied troops would have been landed. Unfortunatley the cost will be 10,249 killed and wounded. But when night fell we were ashore to stay.

156,000 allied troops, 351,700 allied sailors and 100,000 allied airmen recieved this letter 74 years ago to announce th...
06/06/2018

156,000 allied troops, 351,700 allied sailors and 100,000 allied airmen recieved this letter 74 years ago to announce the "Great Crusade" they were about to undertake on the morning of June 6, 1944...

Somedays it really is cool to Volunteer on the Cassin Young in the Navy Yard, especially when this is your view...  Cons...
05/18/2018

Somedays it really is cool to Volunteer on the Cassin Young in the Navy Yard, especially when this is your view... Constitution really is a beautiful ship...

Malden Troop 603, had good time exploring ship Saturday morning, before heading over to constitution for a sleep over...
05/14/2018

Malden Troop 603, had good time exploring ship Saturday morning, before heading over to constitution for a sleep over...

Aboard USS Cassin Young DD793 #destroyersquadron

Another beautiful May day on CY, it’s cold (40’s), windy, and drizzly... but it didn’t stop 140+ chiefs from visiting to...
05/12/2018

Another beautiful May day on CY, it’s cold (40’s), windy, and drizzly... but it didn’t stop 140+ chiefs from visiting today. Interesting weather your a Chief, seaman or civilian everybody loves to play on the 40’s...

Troop 52: Danbury Boy Scouts spent Saturday night on a sleepover on board USS Constitution, early Sunday morning after c...
04/23/2018

Troop 52: Danbury Boy Scouts spent Saturday night on a sleepover on board USS Constitution, early Sunday morning after colors and before chow, the boys visited the Cassin Young... good time was had by all, especially when allowed to go to the 40mm guns.

In 1954, CY did an around the world cruise, Seaman 2nd Paul Boone was one of the crew to take that cruise... 64 years la...
04/08/2018

In 1954, CY did an around the world cruise, Seaman 2nd Paul Boone was one of the crew to take that cruise... 64 years later his son Don Boone came to see his fathers old ship for the first time. Volunteers spent over 2 hours showing Don his dads ship.
To help Don as he put it "check of this item from his bucket list" is what makes all the hard work worth it... Hard work and crazy Boston weather, its april and it was cold and snowing during this tour... :)

Volunteers opened ship for a few hours to visitor Saturday March 31 2018, First time this year the ship was open and it ...
03/31/2018

Volunteers opened ship for a few hours to visitor Saturday March 31 2018, First time this year the ship was open and it was a great day. Main deck saw 2,108 visitors in 5 hour and approx. 80 visitors got above/below deck tours. A good and safe time was had by all... :)

Some cool events coming up in the Navy Yard to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II...
03/15/2018

Some cool events coming up in the Navy Yard to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II...

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Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA
02129

MBTA Water Shuttle Route F4

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Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
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I was in Ormond Beach Florida last week and visited the Cassin Young American Legion Post 267. Nice tribute to Captain Young.
My oldest son just came across this. My dad gave it to him when he passed and I don’t know what series it is. Thought you all may like this !
Happy 75th birthday USS Cassin Young! 🇺🇸
The UMass Boston Osher Lifelong Learning "Maritime Excursions" class sends our best aloha to Jim Hewitt for an amazing tour of the Cassin Young on October 5, 2019. He shared the nooks and crannies of the sailors' life onboard from the top to bottom decks. Volunteers like Jim are what make our National Parks great!🌈
my name is Robert Barr my brother James Barr and I along with John Freer all served aboard the Cassin Young in 1956 to 1958 ,the thre of us are planning a visit to the ship in the summer of 2019 .I have been back to see it about four times any information any one can give me would be greatly appreciated
Looking forward to my next visit in Sept. 60 years ago I came onboard in Newport. Shortly thereafter we were off to the Med for 6 months.
If you are a Boston Globe subscriber, then put your Globe Grant bucks to work for the Cassin Young! With enough nominations they will receive a free ad in an upcoming edition of the Sunday Globe. More info here:
To all Cassin Young Volunteers, Uncle Tommy Goodwin sends his best & sure misses you all and the ship.
My Dad was on the Cassin Young during the first Kamikaze attack and was injured. He was going to the bridge when the Kamikaze hit the ship and had been at the 40mm gun seconds before. The gunner was killed.
It is with deep regret that I have to let you know, Robert Charles Poster which, I believe was the last surviving member of the "Original" crew passed away on 07-07-2017. He had 9 battle stars and seen a lot of the war. See his documentary in your video linked in this post. Thank you for all the volunteers for keeping up this ship. Warm Regards, Paul Lancieri.