A lay up berth has been
arranged in Falmouth and active fund raising is underway to cover this
stage of the project. Already prior to the ship coming to the UK various
organizations are being invited to support preservation costs alongside
a commercial investment arm. The budget for monthly running costs in lay
up have been estimated and it is expected to be 12 to 18 months before
a long term berth is ready.
Once saved for the nation,
from the very first day of operation as a naval aviation museum, the VENGEANCE
intends to remain financially self-sufficient as is the existing situation
with the preserved aircraft carriers in the USA such as the USS LEXINGTON
in Texas. The museum intends to rely on revenues generated from grants,
donations, admissions, ship's store, special events, and commercial partnerships
with industry. These revenues should cover all expenses not only to operate
and maintain the ship but also to fund all capital improvements as well.
|Donations towards establishing
the Vengeance Naval Aviation Heritage Museum
YOU CAN HELP
We need to secure immediately
finance towards the Save the Vengeance Appeal, leaving further funding
in the short-term to establish the Museum. We are confident that, with
help, this gap can be closed. If you would like to support Vengeance Naval
Aviation Heritage Museum and the Appeal to bring this historic ship back
to the UK, please contact us. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Save the Vengeance Appeal
has directed that we ask for volunteers who have served onboard VENGEANCE,
live within driving distance of her berth and are willing to assist in
our day to day operations. Email the address below and tell us what you
can do, what you want to do and if you have a few hours to spare!
We need your help please
donate or volunteer today. Contact us.