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Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Norfolk Bell

 
 
USS Norfolk Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
1. USS Norfolk Bell Marker
Inscription. The first Naval vessel to bear the name Norfolk was a brigantine built in 1798 to protect American commerce against armed French vessels in the West Indies.

The second USS Norfolk, Destroyer Leader I, was a submarine "hunter-killer" ship and was the first major warship built after World War II. She was financed by proceeds from a war bond campaign by the City of Norfolk. her keel was laid at Camden, New Jersey on 1 September 1949. She was launched on 29 December 1951 and commissioned 4 March 1953. She was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and later (1968) to the Commander Middle East Forces as a flagship. She was decommissioned on 15 January 1970 and scrapped in the early 1970s.

The bell from the USS Norfolk was displayed on the downtown waterfront esplanade until being put into storage in 1987. On 4 March 2003, exactly 50 years after the USS Norfolk was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, the bell was unveiled in its current location with 25 of the ship's original crew members in attendance.
 
Erected by City of Norfolk.
 
Location. 36° 50.929′ N, 76° 17.67′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia, in Norfolk. Marker is on Bousch Street near Wisconsin Square, foot of Harbour St.. Click for map
USS Norfolk Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
2. USS Norfolk Bell Marker
. right side of Battle Ship Wisconsin at walking trail leading to the Chinese Pagodas, Restaurant and gardens. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59 (a few steps from this marker); USS Liberty AGTR-5 (a few steps from this marker); USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (a few steps from this marker); USS Nimitz (CVN-68) (a few steps from this marker); USS Cole (DDG 67) (a few steps from this marker); USS Belknap (CG 26) (a few steps from this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (a few steps from this marker); The Lone Sailor (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Categories. MilitaryWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Norfolk Battle Ship image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
3. USS Norfolk Battle Ship
Norfolk welcomes USS Norfolk Courtesy of Hampton Roads Naval Museum
USS Norfolk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
4. USS Norfolk
Courtesy of Hampton Roads Naval Museum
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on February 9, 2017.
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