Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
USS Newport News CA-148
Erected by USS Newport News Reunion Association.
Location. 36° 50.918′ N, 76° 17.663′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia, in Norfolk. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Brooke Avenue and Harbour Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. 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. The Pentagon (here, next to this marker); USS Kearsarge (CV-33) (here, next to this marker); USS Belknap (CG 26) (here, next to this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (here, next to this marker); USS Cole (DDG 67) (here, next to this marker); USS Nimitz (CVN-68) USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (here, next to this marker); USS Liberty AGTR-5 (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Norfolk.
Also see . . . USS Newport News (CA-148). [Wikipedia] The second USS Newport News (CA–148) was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser in the United States Navy. Newport News was laid down 1 November 1945; launched on 6 March 1948 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia. The vessel was sponsored by Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson upon commissioning on 29 January 1949, Captain Roland N. Smoot commanding. She was the first air-conditioned surface ship in the United States Navy. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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