Honor Your Hero
Who is your hero? Honor your veteran, first-responder, relative or friend with a permanent plaque aboard the historic Battleship Wisconsin. Military or civilian, living or deceased – an engraved plaque placed aboard the last battleship built by the United States Navy is a meaningful and memorable gift.
Commemorative Plaque Locations
The Battleship Wisconsin is a big ship, but plaque locations visible along the public tour route is very limited. This program is a unique opportunity to acquire a permanent commemoration of you or your family’s commitment to preserve and honor a historic symbol of American naval might.
Max of two (2) plaques per rack
Bottom – $500
Middle – $650
Top – $800
Mess Hall & Chapel
Max of one (1) plaque per chair
Mess Hall Chairs – $425
Chapel Chairs – $450
Senior Officer Staterooms
Medical, Dental, Admin, Weapons, Chaplain
CO and XO Rooms Not Available.
Max of one (1) plaque per locker
Max of one (1) plaque per locker
Max of one (1) plaque per cabinet door
Plaque Sizing & Inscription
Each plaque is 4.5” x 2” bronze metal with black coating. The first line is allocated to a dedication line of the donor’s choice between In Memory of, In Honor of, or Dedicated by. The following three lines are for applicant use of 26 characters per line for a max of 78 characters, must include spaces & punctuation.
Nauticus reserves the right to deny requests for inscriptions that might be considered offensive or inappropriate or messages that do not align with the Museum’s mission. No other plaques, markers or decoration of any kind are permitted on/in racks and lockers.
Pricing starts at $250 for lockers and $500 for racks.
Plaques are a tax-deductible donation to the Nauticus Foundation, a 501(C)3 nonprofit. All proceeds support the preservation, restoration, and interpretation of the Battleship Wisconsin.
Battleship Wisconsin Veterans receive a 10% discount on all plaques. Combo pricing is available. Veteran status must be approved by Nauticus. Please contact the Development Department to learn more.
Policies & FAQs
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to support the Battleship Wisconsin to honor a veteran, thank a loved one or carve your own story in a permanent place of recognition. The Battleship may be a big ship but only features a limited number of opportunities to feature your inscription along a visible tour route in the interior decks of the ship.
Every plaque purchased is considered a tax-deductible donation to the Nauticus Foundation. Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin is operated by the foundation, a private 501(c)(3) organization.
Nauticus relies on private donations such as plaque purchases to fund daily operations, support ongoing education programs and help preserve the Battleship Wisconsin.
Your support will ensure that Nauticus continues to be a world-class attraction that supports STEM-STERN education, provides impactful experiences and shares access to maritime resources. Support to this program is non-refundable.
Each plaque is 4.5” x 2” bronze metal with black coating. The first line is allocated to a dedication line of the donor’s choice. The following three lines are for applicant use of 26 characters per line for a max of 78 characters, must include spaces & punctuation.
Dedication Lines: In Memory of, In Honor of, Dedicated by
Nauticus reserves the right to deny requests for inscriptions that might be considered offensive or inappropriate or messages that do not align with the Museum’s mission.
Yes, all plaques are permanent and cannot be moved once placed. Nauticus will make every reasonable effort to maintain plaques. If circumstances cause Nauticus to move the donor’s plaque, the donor will be notified right away.
While all reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special requests, Nauticus cannot guarantee sponsorship of a particular plaque location.
Yes, as long as both plaques are purchased at the same time and the spaces are available. No guarantees can be made. Unfortunately, we cannot move prior placed plaques.
Yes, USS Wisconsin Veterans may purchase a plaque at a discounted rate of 10% off, proof of service is required. Please submit a copy of DD214 or Veteran card with printable form submission and by emailing both the form and copy of service to Development@nauticus.org
YES! Plaques are for everyone: military or civilian, alive or deceased. This is the perfect opportunity to honor a veteran, thank a loved one, congratulate a friend or carve your own story aboard the historic Battleship Wisconsin.
Yes, please contact the Development Office at Development@nauticus.org for more details.
Plaques typically take 4-6 weeks for fabrication after approval of final wording and layout. Plaque will not be ordered without prior payment. Nauticus officials will work with the donor regarding placement details.
Yes, all plaques locations are along the visible tour route aboard the Battleship Wisconsin.