Battleship Memorial Park is looking for young ladies in the Mobile area to come aboard as Crewmates via the 48th Annual USS ALABAMA Crewmate Contest.

Crewmates represent Battleship Memorial Park and the State of Alabama at a variety of public relations activities throughout the state. Selection criteria include poise, appearance, application information, references and interviews with a selection panel.

Applications for the contest are being accepted now through the end of the week, April 10, and can be downloaded from or may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the ticket office at Battleship Memorial Park, located at 2703 Battleship Parkway.

Battleship Memorial Park

Battleship Memorial Park

Entrants must be young ladies who have reached their 19th birthday by March 27, 2015 and must not have reached their 22nd birthday by the same date. All applicants must reside and currently live in Mobile or Baldwin counties. If chosen, the same provisions would also apply throughout the term of the Crewmate assignment.

The new Miss USS ALABAMA will receive a $2,000 scholarship, Miss USS DRUM a $1,500 scholarship and the other four Crewmates will each receive a $1,000 scholarship — of which are applicable to the college or university of the Crewmate’s choice.

No fees or sponsorships are required to enter the contest, and all uniforms and accessories worn at official functions are provided at no cost to the Crewmates, by the Battleship Commission, as well as all travel expenses for out-of-town activities.

All functions are fully chaperoned by officials of Battleship Memorial Park.

The USS ALABAMA Crewmate program was founded in 1967 as an ambassador effort for the then newly created USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park. The program has offered more than 200 young ladies the opportunity to serve in this position and also to receive scholarship funds to the school of their choice.

The Crewmates have dedicated thousands of community service hours not only to Battleship Memorial Park but also throughout the State of Alabama. For questions regarding this program, please contact, Lynne Price at 251-438-2834 or email