Meet the USS Massachusetts
The USS MASSACHUSETTS (SSN 798) Commissioning Committee is a non-profit public charity organized under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) and is working in collaboration with the Massachusetts Bay Council of the Navy League and the Battleship Cove Foundation in Fall River. While the U.S. Navy funds the actual formal ceremony, planning for the other events as part of the commissioning celebration is the responsibility of the Commissioning Committee. It's funded through charitable donations from corporations that contributed toward the construction of the ship as well as members of the host city.
The commissioning ceremony is a time-honored event in the life of every U.S. Navy ship. Dignitaries, honored guests, and the general public are invited to a ceremony steeped in tradition in which the vessel becomes a United States Ship and its Commanding Officer and crew formally come aboard and bring the ship to life.
Serve as the State’s agent for the planning, funding, and the production of U.S. Navy ship commissioning activities according to Navy and Secretary of the Navy Regulation
Implementing a sustainable program so that the first and future crews and families of our namesake experience sustainable support from residents and friends of the USS Massachusetts
Provide a statewide outreach of social, interactive, and educational activities that uphold the bond between the people of Massachusetts and the sailors who serve in the USS MASSACHUSETTS
Your contributions matter! All donations are put towards the actual construction of the submarine, but the ability to throw celebratory events and host crew and their families for the commissioning ceremony in 2025.
USS Mass Ballcap or Shirt
Recognition in our Commissioning Program
Recognition on the Website
2 Priority Seats at Commissioning Ceremony
12 USS Mass Ballcaps or Shirts
Two Facing Pages of Recognition in our Commissioning Program
Specialized Recognition on the Website
10 Serialized Commemorative Coin Sets
10 VIP Reception Invites
10 Priority Seats at Commissioning Ceremony
10 Invites to pre-Ceremony Breakfast
10 Invites to Commissioning Reception
Commemorative Wood Model of
Commemorative Ship's Clock
Commemorative Boardroom Table Clock
Commemorative Wooden Chelsea Clock
Susan B. Anthony