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.
San Diego Reunion June 19-23, 2013
Our 2013 Reunion will be held in San Diego, CA from June 19-23, 2013. Please use the "reunions" tab at the top of the page for more information on this reunion and past and future ones. This will be our second attempt to hold a reunion on the West Coast. Please remember that 75% or more of our shipmates live east of the Mississippi and in order for this reunion to be successful, we need to have a large number of you guys from the West Coast attend to make up for those regular attendees who will not fly west due to the high cost of travel. If this reunion is successful, we will schedule more reunions on the West Coast.
YOU MAY NOW BOOK YOUR 2013 SAN DIEGO REUNION EVENTS, MEALS, AND HOTEL 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 April 9, 2013