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Fall River in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

USS Massachusetts Propeller

 
 
USS Massachusetts Propeller Marker at Battleship Cove image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 14, 2010
1. USS Massachusetts Propeller Marker at Battleship Cove
Inscription. This 38,030 pound manganese-bronze propeller was manufactured at Philadelphia Navy Yard and was removed from Battleship Massachusetts during her 1998-1999 drydocking. It is one of four. When turning at 185 revolutions per minute, they propelled the 35,000 ton ship at speeds up to 29 knots.

USS Massachusetts was built at the Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts and was commissioned May 12, 1942. She received 11 battle stars and a Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation while operating in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres during WWII.

"Big Mamie" was decommissioned and transferred to the Reserve Fleet in 1947. In 1965 she was enshrined here at Battleship Cove as the Commonwealth's official World War II memorial.
 
Location. 41° 42.283′ N, 71° 9.767′ W. Marker is in Fall River, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Central Street, on the right. Click for map. The Marker is just south of, and almost directly beneath, the Charles S. Braga Bridge, at Battleship Cove. Marker is in this post office area: Fall River MA 02720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battleship Cove 9-11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal
USS Massachusetts Propeller & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 14, 2010
2. USS Massachusetts Propeller & Marker
One of four 5-bladed propellers from the Massachusetts dwarfs the young visitors. The Charles S. Braga Bridge is almost directly overhead on the right.
(approx. 2.1 miles away); In the Miery Swamp (approx. 4.8 miles away in Rhode Island); Fort Barton (approx. 5.9 miles away in Rhode Island); a different marker also named Fort Barton (approx. 6 miles away in Rhode Island); Holtís Trail (approx. 6 miles away in Rhode Island); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away in Rhode Island); Washington St. (approx. 6.4 miles away in Rhode Island). Click for a list of all markers in Fall River.
 
Also see . . .  Battleship Cove, The world's largest naval ship museum. (Submitted on July 15, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, March 13, 2020
3. USS Massachusetts
This is a model of the USS Massachusetts on display onboard the ship.
The USS Massachusetts image. Click for full size.
By US Navy, 1942
4. The USS Massachusetts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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