Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
USS California Bell Memorial
(Left Side of Base Holding Bell)
Only battleship built on the Pacific Coast Launched at Mare Island Navy Yard Nov. 20, 1919
Ship’s bell dedicated and rung for the last time by Governor Earl Warren Oct. 27, 1949
(Right Side of Base Holding Bell):
Placed out of commission in reserve at Philadelphia Feb. 14, 1947
Third Naval Ship so named
Erected 1949 by State of California.
Location. 38° 34.574′ N, 121° 29.519′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker and Bell are located on the grounds of the State Capitol Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th and L Streets, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Symbol Yields To Time (a few steps from this marker); Kenneth L. Maddy (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Bell Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Starr King (within shouting distance The Civil War Memorial Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Camellia Grove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Father Junipero Serra (about 300 feet away); El Camino Real Bell (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . .
1. California State Military Museum: USS California. (Submitted on December 29, 2008.)
2. USS California During the Pearl Harbor Attack – December 7, 1941. (Submitted on December 29, 2008.)
3. USS California Bell Memorial. (Submitted on December 29, 2008.)
Categories. • Heroes • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
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