Efforts to Bring Ship to Green Bay as Floating Museum in the Works

Posted: April 9, 2013

By: Bill Miston [FOX News]

GREEN BAY - The Neville Public Museum is once again looking to expand in the water. The facility is looking to bring the first USS Green Bay to the area, and turn it into a floating museum. However, it might be easier said than done.

"It was a fairly unusual ship for the time,” said Tom Donaldson in a phone interview with FOX 11. “Besides two V12 diesel engines for propulsion, it also had a jet engine."

Donaldson should know; he was an engineer aboard the USS Green Bay.

Part of the crew that came to Wisconsin to pick up the 165 foot motor gunboat in 1969 from the now out of business Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay, he even spent a little time at a Packers practice.

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