The Propeller Club of the United States Adopt A Ship Program


This web site, a joint effort of The Propeller Club of the United States and the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, supports the teachers and ship crews that are participating in the Adopt-A-Ship program of The Propeller Club. Each ship involved in the program is adopted by a classroom each school year. During the year, the class and the ship’s crew correspond and share experiences. The plan fosters interests in geography, history, math, science, transportation, foreign and domestic trade, and English. It affords children an outlet for natural interests in the sea and teaches them something of the steadfast character of the men and women of the American Merchant Marine.

The web site offers an opportunity for all of the teachers and students (Grades K-12) involved to share their experiences with other schools and ships. Teachers are encouraged to share their curricular activities through this site and assist other teachers in enriching their curriculum.

About the Program

About the U.S. Propeller Club’s Adopt-A-Ship Program
How to Adopt a Ship

Life At Sea

Life Aboard Ship

Resource Materials

Ship Participation Application
Classroom/Teacher Participation Application
A ” How To ” Manual for Teachers
Suggested Assignments for Use in the Classroom
Glossary of Maritime Terms

Share Your Thoughts

The primary purpose of this web site is to complement the Adopt-A-Ship program by permitting teachers, students, ship’s personnel, and others to communicate and exchange ideas, curricula, and other materials to enrich the program. Your communications are solicited here through email. Ideas and materials submitted for adding to the site will be added to the site where appropriate and when possible and/or placed on bulletin boards for other teachers, students, and ship’s personnel to review. Links to web sites you have developed or recommend will likewise be considered for adding and making them available for others to view.  Please email us with your thoughts on how to improve this web site. Please address your email as follows:
Adopt-A-Ship Email

Faxed material can also be provided (202-366-7901 fax number) although email is preferred. Your assistance in making this web site of greater educational value is appreciated.