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World War II Memorial: Propeller from Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra CA-70/CAG-2

Dedicated to the Gallant Men and Ships of the United State Navy

 
 
World War II Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
1. World War II Memorial Marker
Inscription.
This exhibit made possible by the following firms and individuals: Propeller donated State of California, Dep't. of Education - pedestal design, Robert Blake - structural engineering, Moffatt & Nichol - pedestal steel from Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. Pedestal fabricated, machined, assembled, and painted by Southwest Marine, Inc. - Propeller polished by Pacific Marine Propeller - Sealer by International Paint - storage, transportation and services by National Metal & Steel Corp. - site foundation Los Angeles Dep't. of Recreation and Parks - crane, rigging and installing Metropolitan Stevedore Co.
Project Coordinator I. Roy Coats
Georgian Rudder
Asst. Gen'l. Mgr., Pacific Region
Dept. of Recreation and Parks
Tom Bradley,
Mayor
Joan M. Flores, Councilwoman 15th District
Project Coordinator I Roy Coats
Dedicated 7th December 1986

 
Erected 1986 by City of Los Angeles.
 
Location. 33° 44.328′ N, 118° 16.735′ W. Marker is in San Pedro, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Sampson Way and Sampson Way, on the right when traveling north on Sampson Way. Click for map. The Memorial is on the northwest lawn of the L.A. Maritime Museum
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
2. World War II Memorial
- off the sidewalk at the east end of 6th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Sampson Way, Berth 84, San Pedro CA 90731, San Pedro CA 90731, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Municipal Ferry Building - Maritime Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna Lee Fisher - Astronaut (within shouting distance of this marker); American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Los Angeles (about 300 feet away); Harry Bridges Memorial (about 400 feet away); Fishing Industry Memorial (about 500 feet away); Liberty Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Pedro.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Canberra CA70 / CAG 2. (Submitted on February 15, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. HMAS Canberra- D33. (Submitted on February 17, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. screw propeller; Terrier guided missiles
 
Categories. War, World II
 
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
3. World War II Memorial
To Ship Propellers image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 17, 2013
4. To Ship Propellers
There was a time when only sails propelled tall ships through calms and gales. Then there were installed transitions; motive powers sped their missions. Cast propellers mounted on shafts took the place of the sails and masts. Our great Navies much used that thrust to maneuver when deemed they must. And all of the maritime ships required steady power on trips.

Low, muffled thrums in each hid voice through the seas make sweet music choice. Who of you have stood by taffrail and heard the sound that did not fail? Beneath the surface, their churning makes that long wake, eye discerning. Only in port do they get rest till next voyage when they are prest. Speak! all you sea story tellers – Speak, and honor ships propellers.

November 3, 1985 Dedicated to Mr. I Roy Coats, who has made many fine contributions to our Los Angeles Maritime Museum, the latest of which is the propeller at the museumís front, removed from the Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra CA-70
Original Manuscript
Dick Edward Wolfe
Poet Laureate of San Pedro
USS <i> Canberra</i> (CA-70) World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 8, 2011
5. USS Canberra (CA-70) World War II Memorial
Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. <i>Canberra</i> (CA-70) image. Click for full size.
By U.S. Navy, October 16, 1944
6. Heavy Cruiser U.S.S. Canberra (CA-70)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. 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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