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Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

SS Blackpoint Memorial

Part of the Merchant Marine Memorial at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

 
 
SS Blackpoint Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 16, 2015
1. SS Blackpoint Memorial Marker
Inscription on marker
Inscription. Dedicated to the U.S.N. Armed Guard, and Merchant Seaman of W.W. II who served on ships, carrying the world to victory. In memory of The SS Blackpoint and crew, the last ship sunk in the Atlantic Theatre of War on May 5, 1945 by enemy action. She was torpedoed by the German Submarine U-853 in Lat 41.19.30 North and Long. 71.24.49 West 3.2 miles from Point Judith, Lighthouse, Rhode Island.

U.S.N. Armed Guard Ronnie Whitson Lloyd Merchant Seamen William Antilley Geo.P. Baeser Leo H. Beck Milton Matthews Lauper B. Clark Cleo Clark Robert L. Korb Ansey L. Morgan Marvin A Mertinek Richard C. Shepson Reino Lindstrom

The Crew of the USS Atherton and USS Morberly sunk the German Submarine U-853 May 6, 1945. There were no survivors
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the US Navy Armed Guard marker series.
 
Location. 41° 44.352′ N, 70° 37.409′ W. Marker is in Bourne, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Academy Drive, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is one of the 7 memorial markers in the group of Merchant Marine Memorial on the grounds of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, Mass. Marker is in this post office area: Buzzards Bay MA 02532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

SS Blackpoint Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 16, 2015
2. SS Blackpoint Memorial Marker
The German Submarine U-853, which was sunk the next day by American forces
markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Merchant Marine Memorial (here, next to this marker); Crossing the Bar Memorial (here, next to this marker); SS Pan Oceanic Faith Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Unknown Seaman Memorial (here, next to this marker); Monica Dickens Stratton (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Barclay Parsons (approx. 3.4 miles away); August Belmont (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cape Cod Canal (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bourne.
 
Regarding SS Blackpoint Memorial. For additional information, see:

http://www.usmm.org/blackpoint.html

and


http://www.desausa.org/Stories/battle_of_point_judith_2.htm
 
Also see . . .  SS Black Point - Last U-Boat Victim. (Submitted on July 18, 2015, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
SS Blackpoint Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 16, 2015
3. SS Blackpoint Memorial Marker
The Steamship Blackpoint, the last vessel sunk in the Atlantic Theatre on May 5, 1945.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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