GROUPS: Listed by Name of US Naval Ships (actual US Naval vessels in service)
Looking for other Navy For Moms members with sailors on the same ship/boat?
Here is a list in alphabetical order by name of ship. List doe NOT include groups with fewer than 3 members and/or groups which have been inactive in the last 8 months. Cllckable links have been provided. Just click on the name of the ship. Please post a comment if I missed your sailor's ship (with a link, if possible). Please note that if your son/daughter is in boot camp, his/her barracks are named after ships. The groups listed below are not Navy For Moms groups designated for barracks (please see groups associated with PIR dates). Edited & updated Feb 2017 by BunkerQB.
This list refers to the REAL thing - with sailors, guns, etc.
name of group last date of comment/activity
You may also find members with sons/daughters on a particular ship in one of the following groups, or start your own - it's easy and fun:
AMPHIBIOUS (GATOR NAVY) Active
CARRIER FAMILIES Active
DESTROYER MOMS Active
FRIGATE MOMS (last activity May 2014)
HELICOPTER SQUADRON 14 (last activity Jul 2013)
PELELIU READY GROUP (AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON 3) (last activity Dec 2014)
SUB MOMS Active
I have listed 168 groups associated with ships plus the above 8 groups. If you have a group that is currently active and would like to have the link to your group included on the above list, please post a comment with the link and/or send me a message.
Checked the information on the ships as they are listed with the Naval Vessel Register. You'll find it quite interesting.
Click here for a chart of ship classifications NVR Ship Hull Classification Symbols
I found a mom with a son going to the USS Bremerton in April GMARRA0516
Here is another member, looks like her son is already on the boat, she would be able to give more info (we hope) RUTH
Here is another although it looks like she is not active any longer. Tera Woods
You should also join the Hawaii group. I would bother with any FACEBOOK group that is not secret. The N4M Hawaii group has 379 members and it's an active group.
If you connect with enough members, please feel free to start a N4M private group for the USS Bremerton. It's easy and fun. Then I'll add it to the list.
Trevor's mom, thank you for dropping by. This really helps. The packet I got was when my son's sub first "big" long 6 month deployment. I assume he filled out forms as soon as he got on the boat. Can you imagine being the wives who are organizing the FRG for one of our carriers? My son secret FB FRG page was very well run. The Commanding Officer would drop in periodically and update us.
Please continue to drop in because my son is finished with his commitment to the Navy. I still here and active in my local group and to maintain various lists but my knowledge base may not be up to date anymore, luckily lemonelephant is usually not far behind to back me up. :)
We could use all the help we need. Good luck to your son and please thank him for us.
Thank you for the information lemonelephant, Bunker QB and Trevor's Mom. Your help is much appreciated!
USS Marvin Shields?
The ships listed here are the actual ships in the FLEET with real guns - many out on deployment. Since your son is at Boot Camp, his ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) is a barrack named after a ship. If you click on our Survival Guide, scroll down a little bit you'll find a diagram with the boot camp "ships" (barracks). Here is the link.
If you are confused. That is OK. It took me months. Welcome to our support site. Please thank you son for us in advance. Have a great PIR and good luck.
Starting to understand how this site works now. Thanks for your gracious re-direction! Perhaps I'll be back here if my son lands on a "real" ship eventually : )
Please do come back and help the even newer newbies. Without fresh blood, the site would become pretty boring.
LALS, You have joined the group for your SR's PIR date, PIR 04/26/2013 TG 24 - 11 Divisions (157-166 and 924); there is a discussion within that group for the brother divisions (Divisions 159 and 160), Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 159 and 160 (Brother Divisions), and that is where you can connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.
You may also want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones), PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here. There will be a lot of great information and support for you in those groups as well as in the PIR group. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions within the groups.
(Group names within this reply are clickable links.)
hi there, can you please add my sons sub-Tennessee, nuke sub?. Thank you and prayers to all.
Yolanda, Orange CA
The List of Ship I have is of groups that have been form already. You should put out a comment in the Sub Moms group and see how many USS Tennessee people you can find and start a group. If you have started one already, please post the link here and I'll add it. I encourage you to start a group if you like. Easy to do. Don't forget to make sure you son gives your contact info to the ombudsman for his boat (normally the wife of a senior officer). On my son's boat, there the ombudsman started a "secret" Family Readiness Group on FB. You'll have to ask her to add you to the group. She'll check out your info first.
There is a group (recently formed--March 21, 2013--and only 1 member), USS Tennessee SSBN 734 (clickable link).