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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah

 
 
USS Savannah (AOR 4) Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. USS Savannah (AOR 4) Marker
Inscription. Has erected this fountain on the high bluff of the Savannah River as a tribute to maritime Savannah and to the ships, both merchant and naval, that have proudly carried its name to the world around.

 
Erected by City of Savannah.
 
Location. 32° 4.918′ N, 81° 5.537′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from W. River St., on the left when traveling east. Click for map. East of Barnard St. Ramp, Riverside. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "A World Apart" (a few steps from this marker); Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Oglethorpe Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Settlement of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); SS Savannah and SS John Randolph (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Port of Savannah and History
Propellor Club Memorial Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
2. Propellor Club Memorial Fountain
. (Submitted on June 15, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
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The Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 9, 2013
3. The Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah Marker
USS Savannah (AOR 4) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
4. USS Savannah (AOR 4)
Commissioned December 5, 1970 as a multipurpose replenishment oiler, this ship became the fifth United States Navy ship to bear the name Savannah

During underway replenishment, this "one-stop store at sea" transferred fuel, ammunition, food and other consumable supplies to all ships of the fleet. The helicopter platform aft allowed simultaneous vertical replenishment.

After serving our nation during the Vietnam War through the Persian Gulf War. USS Savannah (AOR 4) was decommissioned on July 28, 1995.
USS Savannah (AOR 4) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
5. USS Savannah (AOR 4)
AOR 4 USS Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By US Navy
6. AOR 4 USS Savannah
USS Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
7. USS Savannah
Commissioned by the United States Navy on May 8, 1937 as a Light Cruiser, this proud ship served throughout the long hard years of World War II and was subsequently decommissioned. In September 1943, while supporting the allied invasion of Italy, the Savannah was struck off Salerno by a new German bomb, a forerunner of the guided missle. Despite heavy damage and many casualties, the Savannah earned the acclaim of the invasion forces by continuing to engage the enemy in support of the troops on the embattled beaches.
U.S.S. Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2009
8. U.S.S. Savannah
CL 42 , USS Savannah Light Cruiser Photo, Click for full size
By US Navy NH 97956
9. CL 42 , USS Savannah Light Cruiser
The Pioneer Nuclear Powered Passenger - Cargo Ship Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
10. The Pioneer Nuclear Powered Passenger - Cargo Ship Savannah
Built in Camden, New Jersey and launched July 21, 1959 the N.S. Savannah, named for the fisrt steamship to cross the Atlantic, is a symbol of American determination to use Atomic Power for peaceful purposes
" I am confident that the ship will be the forerunner of Atomic merchant and passenger fleets which will one day unite the nations of the world in peaceful trade." Dwight D. Eisenhower
NS Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Maritime Administrationís NS SAVANNAH website
11. NS Savannah
The Pioneer Nuclear Powered Passenger - Cargo Ship Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
12. The Pioneer Nuclear Powered Passenger - Cargo Ship Savannah
The Pioneer TransAtlantic Steamship Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2009
13. The Pioneer TransAtlantic Steamship Savannah
A proud symbol of the ability, the courage, the pioneering spirit, of Captain Moses Rogers and the far - sighted Savannahians who put their faith in a newer means of power. A lone steamship in a world of sail, this staunch vessel departed Savannah May 22, 1819, and arrived in Liverpool, England, June 20, 1819, to become the first steam powered ship to cross the far reaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Pioneer TransAtlantic Steamship Savannah Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
14. The Pioneer TransAtlantic Steamship Savannah Marker
A proud symbol of the ability, the courage, the pioneering spirit, of Captain Moses Rogers and the far - sighted Savannahians who put their faith in a newer means of power. A lone steamship in a world of sail, this staunch vessel departed Savannah May 22, 1819, and arrived in Liverpool, England, June 20, 1819, to become the first steam powered ship to cross the far reaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Pioneer TransAtlantic Steamship Savannah Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
15. The Pioneer TransAtlantic Steamship Savannah Marker
At the Propeller Club of the United States Memorial, featuring the Steamship Savannah
Steamship Savannah Photo, Click for full size
Wikipedia
16. Steamship Savannah
Dedication Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
17. Dedication Plaque
Port Of Savannah, Georgia
[ Emblem ]
Has dedicated this memorial to the men and woman
who have built, served and sailed ships out of
the Port of Savannah, especially those who gave
their lives in maritime service.
National Maritime Day, May 22, 1992
The Propeller Club Of The United States Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
18. The Propeller Club Of The United States Marker
The Woman's Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
19. The Woman's Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah Memorial
reads... "In Memory Of All The Gallant American Merchant Seamen Who Lost their Lives At Sea ††††††††1976 "
The Woman's Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 24, 2009
20. The Woman's Propeller Club of the Port of Savannah
 
 
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