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June 4-5, 2016

0000Z June 4,  to 2359Z June 5, 2016


Available after all Certificates are printed

All stations that work at least 15 different ships of those participating (listed below) will receive a certificate if they send a copy of their log entries showing these contacts. Working the same ship on different frequencies DOES NOT count as 2 ships.  Working a ship not listed will not count

To get your certificate, send a copy of your log for the 15 ships and $4.00 to the following address by Sept 30, 2016. (The $4 covers the cost of the envelope, postage and printing supplies. We will provide the large envelope to mail the certificates in.)  We do not give certificates for SWL.

If you send a check with your logs, please understand that we don't cash the checks until we print the certificate. It could be several months before your check is cashed. Normally we begin printing certificates after all the ship logs are recevied so we can verify your contacts. If you still want to send a check please make it out to the name listed in the address below.

03 Dec 2016

We are now processing ship certificate requests.

We hope to have them out within the next 2 weeks.

Send to:
Margaret Burgess KB2BRR
150 Schooner Ave
Barnegat, NJ 08005

Please read the following 2 articles which should help explain some problems that arise when checking your logs.

MSW FAQ                                       UTC Time

Ships wishing to participate should send a note to  with the name of ship, callsign, location and contact info for person responsible. If you are having trouble reaching the museum e-mail address, please send info to this address instead:

Please read the rules for ships wishing to participate before contacting us.

You can download the excel spreadsheet with all ships listed by 1) callsign 2) ship name 3) type of ship
Click here to downolad the file:    2016 Ships List

(updated 03 June 2016)

Ships with asterisks are new to Museum Ships Weekend
Please QSL each ship directly

           NAME                             TYPE OF SHIP                     LOCATION                 CALLSIGN 
     K1USN                                  Watson Museum                  Braintree, MA               K1USN   
     USS Hornet                             Aircraft Carrier               Alameda Point, CA           NB6GC  
     USS Yorktown                           Aircraft Carrier               Charleston, SC              WA4USN  
     USS Lexington                          Aircraft Carrier               Corpus Christi, TX          W5LEX   
     USS Intrepid                           Aircraft Carrier               New York, NY                WA3KEY/2  
     USS Midway                             Aircraft Carrier               San Diego, CA               NI6IW   
     ST-695 Angels Gate                     Army Tugboat                   San Pedro, CA               K6AA    
     USS New Jersey                         Battleship                     Camden, New Jersey          NJ2BB 
     USS Iowa                               Battleship                     San Pedro, CA               NI6BB   
     USS Missouri                           Battleship                     Pearl Harbor, HI            KH6BB    
     USS Wisconsin                          Battleship                     Norfolk, Virginia           N4WIS  
     USS Texas                              Battleship                     Houston, Texas              NA5DV  
     USS North Carolina                     Battleship                     Wilmington, NC              NI4BK   
     USS Alabama  (single contact)          Battleship                     Mobile, AL                  KM4TRP
     USS Oklahoma Mast Memorial             Battleship Mast Memorial       Muskogee, OK                WW2OK   
     MV Cap San Diego                       Cargo Ship                     Hamburg,Germany             DL0MFH  
     Ex MV Dresden                          Cargo Ship                     Rostock, Germany            DL0MCM  
     **MV Iris-Joerg                        Cargo Ship                     Wischhafen,Germany          DL0MFM
     USS Cairo                              Civil War Ironclad Gunboat     Vicksburg, MS               K5ZRO    
     USCG Ingham                            CG Cutter                      Key West, FL                NR4DL    
     USS Potomac                            CG Cutter/Pres. Yacht          Oakland, CA.                NE6JP  
     USS Olympia                            Cruiser                        Philadelphia, PA            WA3BAT   
     USS Littlerock                         Cruiser                        Buffalo, New York           W2PE   
     HMS Belfast                            Cruiser                        London, UK                  GB2RN  
     USS Indianapolis CA-35 Memorial        Cruiser                        Indianapolis, IN            WW2IND    
     Aurora                                 Cruiser                        St. Petersburg, Russia      RF1A  
     **USS Edson DD946                      Destroyer                      Bay City, MI                W8EDS   
     USS The Sullivans                      Destroyer                      Buffalo, NY                 N2HTL  
     HMCS Haida                             Destroyer                      Hamilton, Ontario           VE3RCN  
     USS Turner Joy                         Destroyer                      Bremerton, WA               NS7DD   
     FGS Moelders                           Destroyer                      Wilhelmshaven/Germany       DL0MFX  
     USS Cassin Young                       Destroyer                      Boston, MA                  WW2DD  
     USS Kidd                               Destroyer                      Baton Rouge, La             W5KID   
     USS Joseph P Kennedy, Jr               Destroyer                      Fall River, MA              NB1CR   
     USS Orleck                             Destroyer                      Lake Charles, LA            W5BII  
     USS Stewart                            Destroyer Escort               Galveston, TX               KK5W   
     USS Slater                             Destroyer Escort               Albany, NY                  WW2DEM   
     **Evelina M Goulart                    Fishing Schooner               Essex, MA                   W1E
     SS Grandcamp Memorial (June 4 only)    French Liberty Ship            Texas City, TX              AC0TX   
     D. Fernando II e Glória                Frigate                        Cacilhas Dockyard Portugal  CS5DFG   
     HMAS Diamantina                        Frigate                        Brisbane, Australia         VK4RAN  
     MV France 1                            Frigate(Meteorological survey) La Rochelle, France         TM1EJ   
     Navio Hospital Gil Eannes              Hospital Ship                  Viana do Castelo, Portugal  CS5ARAM  
     Kraisin                                Icebreaker                     St. Petersburg, Russia      R1LK    
     USCGC Mackinaw                         Icebreaker                     Mackinaw, MI                W8AGB    
     SS Sankt Erik                          Icebreaker                     Stockholm, Sweden           8SØHRA  
     Lenin                                  Icebreaker                     Murmansk, Russia            RZ1ZWB   
     **Götz von Mannheim (June 4 only)      Landing Craft                  Mannheim, Germany           DL0NW    
     SS John W Brown                        Liberty Ship                   Baltimore, MD               W3TFR  
     SS High Flyer Memorial (June 5 only)   Liberty Ship                   Texas City, TX              AC0TX  
     SS Jeremiah O'Brien                    Liberty Ship                   San Francisco, CA           K6JOB  
     LV Elbe l                              Lightvessel                    Cuxhaven Germany            DL0CUX   
     Carl D Bradley                         Limestone Carrier              Rogers City, MI             W8B  
     USS LST-325                            LST                            Evansville, IN              WW2LST    
     LST-393                                LST                            Muskegon, MI                N8LST   
     USS Lucid                              Minesweeper                    Stockton, CA                N6MSO   
     USS Hazard                             Minesweeper                    Omaha, NE                   K0USA   
     KRS 575 “Hans Beimler”                 Missile Corvette               Peenemuende, Germany        DL0MFN   
     Naval Tech'l Museum La SPEZIA          Naval Museum A.R.M.I.          Italy                       IQ1SP
     NSS Savannah                           Nuclear Merchant Vessel        Baltimore, MD               K3SAV  
     SS Cedarville                          Ore Freighter                  Rogers City, MI             W8C   
     SS Hohentwiel                          Paddle Steamer                 Bodensee, Austria           OE6XMF/9  
     Mannheim                               Paddle Steamer                 Mannheim, Germany           DK0LU  
     RMS Queen Mary                         Passenger Ship                 Long Beach, CA              W6RO  
     SS Rotterdam                           Passenger Ship                 Port of Rotterdam           PI4HAL    
     SS Keewatin                            Passenger Steamship            Port McNicoll, ON           VA3VGC   
     SS City of Milwaukee                   Railroad Car Ferry             Manistee, MI                KS8B  
     John T. Essberger (Sun Jun 5 only)     Rescue Cruiser                 Speyer, Germany             DK0SP    
     PBR                                    River Patrol Boat              College Station, TX         W5PBR   
     PB Niederoesterreich                   River Patrol Boat              Danube/Vienna, Austria      OE6XMF/3
     Tall Ship Elissa                       Sailing Barque                 Galveston Island, TX        N5E  
     Star of India (separate contact)       Sailing Ship                   San Diego, CA               NS6OI  
     **MS Seefalke                          Salvage Tug                    Bremerhaven,Germany         DK0SN   
     **USS Ticonderoga (1814)               Schooner                       Whitehall, NY               NY2MC    
     U-5075                                 Seehund Submarine              Quincy, MA.                 WW2MAN  
     B-39  (separate contact)               Soviet Submarine               San Diego, CA               NS6OI  
     **H. L. Hunley                         Submarine - Civil War          Charleston, SC              N4HLH   
     USS Thresher Memorial                  Submarine Memorial             Kittery, ME                 W1WQM   
     USS Cod                                Submarine                      Cleveland, OH               W8COD   
     USS Cobia                              Submarine                      Manitowoc, Wisconsin        NB9QV 
     USS Nautilus                           Submarine                      Groton, CT                  N1S  
     USS Pampanito                          Submarine                      San Francisco, CA           NJ6VT  
     Novosibirskij Komsomolec (B-396)       Submarine 641-B                Moscow, Russia              RU3AWK  
     HMUb Nordkaparen                       Submarine                      Gothenburg, Sweden          SL8SUB    
     U10 (S189)                             Submarine                      Wilhelmshaven, Germany      DF0RI  
     Vesikko                                Submarine               Suomenlinna, Helsinki, FINLAND     OH2AN/SUB   
     USS Dolphin (separate contact)         Submarine                      San Diego, CA               NS6OI  
     USS Blueback                           Submarine                      Portland, OR                W7SUB   
     USS Batfish                            Submarine                      Muskogee, OK                WW2SUB 
     USS Silversides                        Submarine                      Muskegon, MI                N8SUB   
     **USS Requin                           Submarine                      Pittsburgh, PA              NY3EC
     USS Cavalla                            Submarine                      Galveston, TX               KK5W  
     HMCS Onondaga                          Submarine                      Pointe-au-Père, Quebec      VA2GNQ    
     NRP Barracuda                          Submarine                      Cacilhas Dockyard Portugal  CS5SUB  
     USS Becuna                             Submarine                      Philadelphia, PA            N3SUB   
     S637 Espadon                           Submarine                      Saint-Nazaire France        F6KBG     
     Nazario Sauro                          Submarine                      Genoa, Italy                II1NS   
     **Wilhelm Bauer (ex U-2540)            Submarine                      Bremerhaven, Germany        DL6T
     U9  (Sat Jun 4 only)                   Submarine                      Speyer, Germany             DK0SP   
     U-995                                  Submarine                      Laboe Germany               DL0DMB     
     K24 (U-461)                            Submarine                      Peenemuende, Germany        DM3G    
     USS Albacore                           Submarine                      Portsmouth, NH              NM1JY   
     U3                                     Submarine                      Malmo, Sweden               SD7SUB   
     USS Razorback                          Submarine                      N.Little Rock AR            N5R    
     **USS Bowfin                           Submarine                      Pearl Harbor, HI            AH6SC   
     **CSS Acadia                           Survey Vessel                  Halifax Nova Scotia         VE0MMA
     **KTS                                  Torpedo Boat                   Dresden, Germany            DK0MHD
     SS American Victory                    Victory Ship                   Tampa, Florida              W4AVM  
     SS Lane Victory                        Victory Ship                   San Pedro, CA               W6LV     
     Red Oak Victory                        Victory Ship                   Richmond, CA                NY6CI  
     Elettra (Marconi's Traveling Lab)      Yacht                      Pontecchio Marconi, Italy       IY4EC

While operation on any amateur frequency is allowed,
most ships will be operating in the General portion of the bands



3,860 KHz     3,539 KHz
7,260 KHz
7,039 KHz
10,109 KHz
14,260 KHz
14,039 KHz
18,160 KHz
18,079 KHz
21,360 KHz
21,039 KHz
24,960 KHz
24,899 KHz
28,360 KHz
28,039 KHz
50,160 KHz
50,109 KHz

14.070 MHz      10.142 MHz      18.100 MHz      21.070 MHz      28.120 MHz

Some ships will also be on 3880 KHz - 3885 KHz and 7290 KHz Amplitude Modulation with either their ships original equipment or modern equipment.

While any operating mode can be used in this event and CW and SSB are the dominant modes, we are encouraging all the particpating ships, that have the ability, to fire up their original equipment on

3885 KHz, 3600 & 3625 (in the UK),
3705 (W. Europe),
7290 KHz and 14.286 KHz in the AM mode.

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