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May 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The USS Wainwright Mobile Museum will be making a port visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL on 10 May, 2017 from 0900-1600.
The museum commemorates the ship that saw service from 1966 – 1993 and honors the Wainwright family as well as the vessels that carried the same name and saw action in World Wars I and II.
USS Wainwright DLG/CG28 made three tours of Viet Nam acting as a forward radar beacon for planes making bombing runs over North Viet Nam as well as providing search and rescue functions while operating with various carrier groups.
After her Viet Nam Service, Wainwright participated in many joint exercises with navies from our NATO allies.
In 1988, Wainwright was involved in Operation Praying Mantis, the Navy’s first exchange of antiship missiles with opposing ships and the only occasion since World War II on which the US Navy sank a major surface combatant.
From 1993 until 2002, ex-Wainwright was part of the inactive fleet in Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
In June of 2002, Wainwright served her country one last time being used as a live fire target for a Harpoon missile exercise conducted as a joint operation between the US and British navies.