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USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657)

 
 
USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Front image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
1. USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Front
Inscription. Front:
The first ship of the fleet named for Francis Scott Key, Author of the National Anthem. Born 1 August 1773, Died 11 January 1843. Wrote the verse for our National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" during the British Fleet's bombardment of Fort McHenry 14 September 1814. Prominent lay leader of the Episcopal Church 1800-1843, Distinguished Maryland Attorney 1810-1843, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia 1833-1841.

Back:
U.S.S. Francis Scott Key SSBN-657. Launched 23 April 1966 with Mrs. Marjory Key Thorne and Mrs. William T. Jarvis, Granddaughter and Great Granddaughter of Francis Scott Key as Co-Sponsors. Commissioned on 3 Dec. 1966, Decommissioned on 2 Sept. 1993. U.S.S. Francis Scott Key made 72 Deterrent Patrols, 2 crews blue and gold, 13 officers and 130 enlisted per crew.
 
Location. 39° 24.402′ N, 77° 24.786′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on S. Market Street. Click for map. The marker is located in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in the Francis Scott Key plot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 S Market Street (Cemetery Entrance), Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); Graves, Monuments, and Memorials

USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Back image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
2. USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Back
(within shouting distance of this marker); Final Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); These Barracks (approx. mile away); Hessian Barracks - Witness to History (approx. mile away); “The Great Baby Waker” (approx. mile away); B & O Railroad Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Home of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. War of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Francis Scott Key Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
3. Francis Scott Key Monument
The marker is in the far right of this photo
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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