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We are the Museum for America’s Surface Navy. The US Navy was founded in 1775 with two frigates and a small cadre of officers and sailors. Today, America’s Surface Navy is as important as ever and sails the world’s oceans ensuring security, democracy, and prosperity for the American people and the world.  Founded aboard Battleship IOWA in Los Angeles, the National Museum of the Surface Navy is planned to open in 2025.

The National Museum of the Surface Navy is part of the Pacific Battleship Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization.


This museum is a community effort that will require all hands (civilians and veterans) on deck.

How can you help?

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  • Become a volunteer.
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All you need to do is become a Plank Owner for FREE and receive the following benefits:

  • Regular e-updates on the museum.
  • Memorialize your or a loved ones service in our Quarterdeck of Honor.
  • A commemorative Plank Owner certificate customized with your name.
  • Donate and receive even more!

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