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Honolulu in Honolulu County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
USS West Virginia Memorial
 
USS West Virginia Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
September 24, 2012
1. USS West Virginia Memorial Marker
 
Inscription. At 0758, 7 December 1941, near this spot at Bert Fox 6 the USS West Virginia moored outboard the USS Tennessee was damaged and sunk by enemy bombs and torpedoes. As the West Virginia settled to the bottom she forced the Tennessee against the quay causing hull damage. The Tennessee also was struck by two armor-piercing bombs, and was severely burned by oil fires on the water, which spread from the Arizona nearby at Berth Fox 7.
 
Location. 21° 21.803′ N, 157° 57.165′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker can be reached from Cowpens Street near Franklin Avenue. Click for map. The marker can be reached on foot. It lies about 200 feet east of the USS Missouri parking lot along the water. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96818, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); U. S. S. Missouri (about 500 feet away); U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Arizona Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Arizona (approx. 0.2 miles away); U.S.S. Arizona Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Utah Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named USS Utah Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Honolulu.
 
USS West Virginia Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
September 27, 2012
2. USS West Virginia Memorial Marker
The West Virginia Marker lies along the water behind this old Navy house. The USS Missouri is in the background.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2012. This page has been viewed 310 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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