The USS Aries PHM-5 is the fifth of a six ship Pegasus Class hydrofoil squadron developed for the U.S. Navy in the early 1980’s.  The fleet of six PHM Ships were decommissioned in 1993 due to a downsizing of the Navy fleet.  Sadly the Aries is the only intact hydrofoil left (USS Gemini PHM-6 was converted to a private motoryacht, all others have been scrapped).  

The USS Aries Hydrofoil Memorial, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of the only remaining Patrol Hydrofoil Missile (PHM) Ship with foils, and is registered with the Historical Naval Ships Association.

Amazingly, the Aries is quite complete and does function under her own power.  She’s even capable of getting underway under her own power utilizing the original Mercedes-Benz diesels.  One of our long term goals is to get her to fly once again (more about that on our “Goals” page).

Click here to learn how you can help us find a new home for the Aries.

The USS Aries has 501(c)(3) status, allowing it to accept tax deductible contributions to the memorial.

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