Inscription. Dedicated to the memory of Catalino Tingzon, interred in Northwood Cemetery, and all Merchant Marine seamen and U.S. Navy Armed Guard on the tanker S.S.John D. Gill torpedoed and sunk off Cape Fear by the German submarine U-158 March 12, 1942. The citizens of Southport cared for the survivors and mourned for those who lost their lives.
By Tom Troy, January 15, 2008
|1. Catalino Tingzon Marker|
Erected 1994 by the Southport Historical Society, on March 12.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers with Artwork marker series.
Location. 33° 55.02′ N, 78° 1.104′ W. Marker is in Southport, North Carolina, in Brunswick County. Marker is on East Bay Street near South Howe Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Southport NC 28461, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. (Map of the First 100 Lots) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mrs. Jessie Stevens Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Johnston (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Josiah Martin (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Johnston (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Johnston (about 500 feet away); Indian Trail Tree (about 700 feet away); Southport’s First Fire Alarm (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Southport.
By J. J. Prats, January 15, 2008
|2. Catalino Tingzon Marker|
Also see . . . A Night to Remember — Survivors, town look back at WWII sinking of John D. Gill. (Submitted on January 17, 2008.)
Additional keywords. United States Merchant Marine; Filipino
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then. Last updated on January 25, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page was the Marker of the Week January 20, 2008. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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