Dear Bainbridge Island Community....
Bainbridge Island has an Exciting American Heritage Historical Military Landmark History, especial during World War II.
Bainbridge Island was the Military Home to:
1). United State Navy Radio Station (NPC "S"),
2). US Army Anti-Aircraft Artillery Camp, (Battery B),
3) Winslow Marine Railway And Shipbuilding Company (Former Hall Brothers)
Bainbridge Islanders have an opportunity to bring home a piece of WWII Island History, where island residents came to aid of our Nation's Call To Duty, to build US Naval Minesweepers.
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club/FWARC, in conjunction with National Naval Museum Ship Program, to bring home the USS GAYETY AM-239, which has serviced a gallant tour of duty and impressive 77 year of Naval Service History under the flag of 3 Nations:
1). US Navy,
2). South Vietnam Navy,
3). Philippine Navy.
Fwarc believe that it is time for the USS Gayety AM-239 to reunite with Bainbridge Island Community and become part of Bainbridge Island Heritage History, as a "Naval Museum Ship in Motion".
Becoming a proud part Bainbridge Island Naval Heritage Historical Tours, welcoming visitors from around the world, to tour Bainbridge Island Built ship and possibly experience a shake down cruse around Bainbridge Island Seaports Communities.
USS Gayety Am-239 will also be part of Fwarc Historical Amateur Radio Station to operate the Ship Radio Station to host Amateur radio operators from around the world.
Fwarc would like your opinions, suggestions, comments and most of all Feedback on Naval Museum Ship Program for Bainbridge Island.
If you would like to sponsor, support or engage in Fwarc Volunteer Program or join Fwarc Membership Board, please contact: 206-780-6885 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis Charles Hoffmann Alloin, KI7AGD
The Bainbridge Island Navy Memorial Ship USS Gayety AM-239 Project mission is to:
Bainbridge Island Community, proudly preserves the remembrance of the men and women who built, launched and honorably served in WWII to the present mission to Inform Bainbridge Islanders and Visitors about the memorial ship’s gallant tour of duty over 77 years, 3 nations and future as "Naval Reserve Museum Ship In Motion" in Puget Sound, Washington.
Bainbridge Island proudly becomes a member of the museum ship fraternity of to hosts Naval Museum Heritage and Historical Landmarks, welcoming visitors from around the world, to learn, study and tour Bainbridge Island Naval Ship Yard History, Historical Island Landmarks and experience the diversity of island community culture.
Join the Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club, to bring back home, island history of USS Gayety AM-239 to Eagle Harbor, Original Home Port.
Louis Charles Hoffmann Alloin, KI7AGD
Phone 206-780-6885 email: email@example.com
Philippine Navy Public Affairs:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 02-523-3438
Philippine Department Of Defense:
email@example.com PLDT: 02-524-2061x69
Socialist Republic of VietNam: Ministry of National Defence
Phone: 84-69.553215 Fax: 84-4.37334163
Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco:
Phone: 415-433-6666 Fax: 415-421-2641
Naval Order Of The United States, Northwest CAPT, James McGinnis:
United States Naval Institute:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 410-268-6110 or 1-800-233-8764
Historic Naval Ship Association:
National Museum of the Navy:
email@example.com Phone: 202-685-0589
United States Navy: Naval Sea Systems Command/NAVBASE-Kitsap
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 360-627-4024
United States Maritime Administration: National Defense Reserve Fleet
United States Department of Transportation: Maritime Administration
United States Navy: Navy Inactive Ships Office (SEA 21I)
District Thirteen United State Coast Guard:
Staff Contact Phone: 800-982-8813
Bainbridge Islaand Harbor Master: Tami Allen
Bainbridge Island Historic Museum:
email@example.com Phone: 207-842-2773x4
Fort Ward Amateur Radio Club, Louis Alloin:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 206-780-6885
Vietnamese American Community of Seattle:
Bainbridge Island Filipino Community:
email@example.com Phone 206-409-0524
Pinky Madayag Phone 206-842-5428
Seattle Filipino Community:
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 206-722-9372
20). OfficeXpats: Bainbridge Business Connection, Dave Kragen:
Bainbridge Island Visitor, Chris Mueller:
Washington State Legislator: Senator, Christine Rolfes
Washington State House of Represenatives: Representative, Drew Hansen
Contact Form Phone: 360-786-7842
Congressional 6th District: Congressman, Derek Kilmer
Bainbridge Island Council Members:
Puget Sound Repeater Group, Jack Wolfe:
Bainbridge Island Chamber, Mickey Molnaire:
Bainbridge Island Chamber, Stefan Goldby:
Washington State Department Of Transportation: HQ
WSDOT:Washington State Ferries:
Phone: 206-464-6400/ 888-808-7977
US Department of Transportation:
Council of American Maritime Museums: Sam Heed, President
National Museum of American History:
Bainbridge Island Planning Community Development:
Department Contacts Phone: 206-780-3750 Fax: 206-780-0955
Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society:
email@example.com Phone: 206-812-5464
AM-239 Project Endorsement Signatures:
Historical Preservation Commission Endorsement