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Welcome | USS Orleck arrives in Downtown Jacksonville

The USS Orleck is the most decorated ship of the Vietnam War era. It also served in the Korean War and has 18 Battle Stars in its service.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The USS Orleck completed its journey Saturday from Texas to Jacksonville's Southbank.

One of the most decorated ships in the history of the U.S. Navy, the vessel will be the featured piece of the Jacksonville Naval Museum. After about a month's worth of work, it will eventually be available for tours, meetings, reenlistments, overnight stays and dinner parties. 

The USS Orleck has 18 Battle Stars from its service during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and is one of the most decorated ships of the Vietnam War era. 

A temporary mooring location will be on the Riverwalk for Saturday only, just west of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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Credit: Jacksonville Naval Museum
The USS Orleck begins journey to Jacksonville.
Credit: Mark Woods/Florida Times-Union
A sign on the Shipyards property says "Coming Soon! Jacksonville Naval Museum. Future Home Of The USS Orleck (DD 886) Museum Ship."

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