About our Association
The USS Lawrence Association is dedicated to preserving the memory of all ships and those who served on them named after Captain James Lawrence. Learn about the history of each of the ships by clicking on one of the tabs listed under "Our Fleet". Discover who Captain Lawrence was and the story behind his dying last words "Don't Give Up The Ship!" We officially formed our association on July 17, 2008. We are incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania as a 501.c.19 non-profit veterans group. A copy of our Constitution and Bylaws are available upon written request. .
Our association holds reunions every other year. For more information please click on the Reunions link above. Our ship's store has a selection of shirts and ball caps for sale. The store order form also allows you to become a dues paying member and also to get included in our free reunion raffle. Visit the "Our Crew's" link to get listed on our Crew Roster and mailing list. We mail out a newsletter in the first part of each year and it is under the Newsletter link as well.
Ship's Store Sale!!!! All T -Shirts and Ball Caps (not including ship's ball cap) are now reduced to only $7 each. Sale is only while supplies last. Limited sizes and quantites are available. Last chance to get these items. Smaller t-shirts would be great for your grandsons!!!
Model Ship Raffle
The winner of the model ship kit shown above is Mike Former with winning number 984 as determined by the evening drawing of the PA Lottery's Daily Number on December 25, 2012. The second and third place prizes were balsam wood puzzle kits using one number above and below the winning number for the ship model. Those winners were Jeff Cerreta with 983 and Jimmy Miner 985. Congrats to our raffle winners!!! Our raffle was made possible by BaD SHip Models. The raffle raised $685 for our association.
Norfolk-Virginia Beach Reunion , April 29-May 3, 2015
Our 2015 Reunion will be held in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach Area. We are moving the reunion dates to a new time of year starting in 2015. We have booked our reunion at the Holiday Inn Norfolk-Virginia Beach. Go to the "reunion tab" at the top of the page for up to date info on this reunion. At this reunion we will have the crewmembers of the USS Beagor and maybe those from our sister ship USS Charles F Adams DDG-2 join us. This will get our numbers up which in turn gets us better rates and deals from the hotels. We are trying to gauge how many will be attending the reunion so if you haven't done so yet via this website or Facebook please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if you will attend the reunion and if you will be booking a room. More info will be posted as it becomes available. Thanks and see you in Norfolk!
YOU MAY NOT BOOK YOUR 2015 NORFOLK, VA REUNION EVENTS YETS. WHEN THE TIME COMES,YOU MAY DO SO BY CLICKING ON THE "reunions" TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE. THE REUNION RESERVATION FORM IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE.
Adams Class Naval Ship Museum
The USS Lawrence Association is a proud supporter of the Adams Class Veterans Associations (ACVA) and the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Associations (JHNSA) efforts to preserve our sister ship, the USS Charles F. Adams DDG-2. The Adams will serve as a floating memorial and museum in Jacksonville, FL in honor of those who served on all Adams Class DDG's, Navy Veterans, and Veterans in general. The ACVA & JHNSA need your help to make this dream come true. Click on one of the logos to the right to find out how you can donate by check, credit card, or become a volunteer in the ship's restoration.
USS Lawrence Association's Adams Class Naval Ship Museum Hull Plate Restoration Sponsorship
At the 2009 Charleston Reunion, your shipmates voted to fully support the Adams Class Museum Ship restoration efforts by sponsoring 3 Hull Plates in the ACVA's Hull Plate Restoration Fundraiser. The cost for two hull plates is $2500 and the third is $2000. We are asking you our shipmates to mail in a tax deducatble donation to the ACVA that will be applied to Plate # Starboard-4 and Plate # Port-4. Plate # Starboard-250 was also sponsored to honor our DD-250 members past and present. DDG-4 is going to have a large presense in the museum due to the larger amount of equipment obtained from her before dismantling. The most out of all 23 Adams Class DDG's. Help preserve DDG-4's history by making a donation today. Click on the link below for the donation form.
This Site was last updated on October 29, 2013