Louisville Naval Museum Inc. is dedicated to the preservation and recovery of Naval artifacts and vessels, working to provide a setting to display such artifacts and vessels for the public to enjoy and learn the history of America`s Navy and the fine men and women who sacrifice to see our freedom secured.
Who we are:
Louisville Naval Museum (LNM) was founded back in September of 2019 by Lewis Palmer in an effort to recover and save the USS Ling. He was able to assemble a group of dedicated volunteers to do just that. Matthew Benedykchinski, David Laney, Joe Sullivan and Joseph Sandstrom made up the initial driving force behind the effort. As the year progressed, many more volunteers came aboard. Many of our volunteers are veterans, active duty personnel and first responders.
As momentum built in recovery efforts, other projects became available for LNM to recover and receive. Currently, besides the USS Ling, LNM has a Higgins landing craft (LCVP) from the USS Newport LST as well as our newest asset, the P-520 USAAF Crash Rescue Boat from 1944. Also among our display items is a scale model of the HMS Dreadnaught, weighing over 200 pounds. It is on permanent loan from the USS Lexington museum. LNM is dedicated to the preservation and display of Naval artifacts and vessels. Our group also offers museums repair work and consulting.