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USS Cassin Young, Boston

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Ship
USS Cassin Young (DD-793) is a Fletcher-class destroyer of the U.S. Navy named for Captain Cassin Young (1894–1942), who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and killed in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in the fall of 1942.

Cassin Young (DD-793) was launched 12 September 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Corp., San Pedro, California; sponsored by Mrs. Eleanor Young; and commissioned on 31 December 1943, Commander E. T. Schrieber in command.

After serving in World War II, including the Battle of Leyte Gulf and the Battle of Okinawa, Cassin Young was decommissioned, but was reactivated during the Korean War and continued in active service until 1960. She is preserved today as a memorial ship, berthed at Boston Navy Yard in Massachusetts, across from the USS Constitution. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986 as one of only four surviving Fletcher-class destroyers still afloat.

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  • The US destroyer Cassin built in 1943 was a great site to see all the guns and artillery onboard. We parked 10 minutes away and no entrance fee was great. The ship has history for the Pearl Harbor.....  more »
  • Those who love armoured new gen. cruisers and warships, should visit the retired USS Crassin Young in Boston harbor along USS Constitution, with friendly and prof.helpful vet.crew aboard.  more »
  • Awesome ship right next to the USS Constitution. After touring the Constitution I was walking around and heard a tour being announced for the Cassin Young. It was free and took walk ins. I decided to take the tour and it was awesome. The tour guide took us through the ship and was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Parts of the ship are accessible to those not on a tour, but I highly recommend taking the tour. Great way to spend an hour or so learning about the history of the ship and the wars it took part in.
  • Amazing display of a WW2 Fletcher-class destroyer. The ship is visitable year-round for free, and tours are organized 3-4 times a day. Limited accessibility.

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