Who We Are
We are a dedicated group of individuals that want nothing more then to preserve a former Naval ship. In addition to her rich military history, she is currently used as a real world training vessel for our Sea Scout Crew 243. Our volunteers dedicate their personal time to help ensure ship 243 can continue to operate safely. These volunteers donate their personal time to mentor, train and educate our youth on maritime skills. No Member of the Friends of 243 receives a salary. All funds/donations go directly to supporting the ship and enhance the Sea Scout experience for our youth.