USS Cassin Young

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198 3rd Street, Charlestown, MA, USA

USS Cassin Young Charlestown Reviews

WalterC WalterC
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Second ship to visit in the Charlestown Navy Yard Sep 14, 2017
Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, the USS Cassin Young is a warship (or destroyer) of the US Navy that was built and launched in 1943. Named after the Captain for his heroism at Pearl Harbor in 1941, and later killed at a battle in 1942.

The ship has seen action in the Pacific during World War II, and later served during the Korean War. It was retired in the 1960’s, and got restored to its World War II appearance at this Navy Yard. And now, it is a tourist attraction that can be visited.

And one boards the ship, as there are the different rooms to see. Plus the display of the different weapons, like the anti-aircraft guns and gun mounts at the top of the ship. Almost all of them have good descriptions, that describe their history and how they were used when the ship was at sea. All are really nice to see.

As this ship is in the shadow of another ship that is a named site of the Freedom Trail, the USS Cassin Young can be overlooked, and can be missed. But I am here to say, that it should not be missed, as I think there is more to see on this ship. And it can be compared to the difference in time periods, on how far that warships have come along.

Admission is free! But check the hours of operations, as they can be different from the other sites in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
one end of the ship
53 Handling Room - 1
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