Help us Save the USS The Sullivans

USS The Sullivans (DD-537) is a 78-year old Fletcher-Class destroyer that saw action in World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War. Now a major attraction at The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, it is in need of permanent repairs to her hull.

USS The Sullivans is named in honor of the five Sullivan brothers who, serving together on the light cruiser USS Juneau, were all killed in action on its sinking around November 13, 1942. The ship was christened by the fallen brothers’ mother, Alleta Sullivan, and is a National Historic Landmark. It holds a special place in our nation’s military history and a special place on the Buffalo Waterfront.

Decades of harsh weather in Buffalo, NY have taken a toll on the ship. The severely weakened hull was recently compromised below the waterline and the ship is taking on water.

With emergency repairs underway, The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park has launched Save the Sullivans with a goal of raising the $1,000,000 dollars needed to permanently repair the USS The Sullivans.

Save the Sullivans Campaign Captain Douglas Jemal is leading the effort to preserve the ship and honor the service and sacrifice of the Sullivan brothers

Contributions can be made securely below or mailed to The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park, ATTN: SAVE THE SULLIVANS, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202 or by contacting the Naval Park directly at 716-847-1773.

Thank you to our major campaign supporters