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North Sea Mine Force Memorial

 

U. S. Navy, World War I

 
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By Grace Corpuz, October 15, 2010
1. North Sea Mine Force Memorial Marker
Inscription.
A type of the 56,571 mines laid and swept in the mine barrier placed in the North Sea by the United States Navy during the World War, 1917-1919, the greatest achievement of its nature recorded in all naval history and placed here as a tribute to those who sacrificed their lives and to the survivors of this feat.

Presented to the City of Boston through the North Sea Mine Force Association.
October 26, 1921

 
Erected 1921 by the North Sea Mine Force Association.
 
Location. 42° 21.335′ N, 71° 3.989′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Beacon Street east of Charles Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The Memorial is near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the eastern section of the Boston Common, south of Beacon Street and east of Charles Street. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); On This Site Stood the Home of John Singleton Copley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commodore John Barry
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By Grace Corpuz, October 15, 2010
2. North Sea Mine Force Memorial
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert McCloskey (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Hancock Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lafayette Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sculptor (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. The North Sea Mine Barrage. (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Celebrate Boston: the Minesweepers Memorial. (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Mine Squadron One
 
Categories. HeroesWar, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
North Sea Mine Force Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, October 15, 2010
3. North Sea Mine Force Memorial
viewed from the north with the Boston Soldiers and Sailors (Civil War) Monument in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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