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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Iowa (BB-61)

 
 
USS Iowa (BB-61) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
1. USS Iowa (BB-61) Marker
Inscription. On the morning of April 19, 1989, USS Iowa (BB-61) was underway north of Puerto Rico conducting routine training exercises when the #2 16" gun turret exploded, killing 47 men working within its steel-encased bulkheads.

"They were just men with dreams all their own, Doing the work of their country far from their home."

This plaque is sponsored by the Veterans Association of USS Iowa in loving memory of the 47 who died in the line of duty.
 
Erected by Veterans Association of USS Iowa.
 
Location. 36° 50.919′ N, 76° 17.664′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Brooke Avenue and Harbour Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Belknap (CG 26) (here, next to this marker); USS Cole (DDG 67) (here, next to this marker); USS Nimitz (CVN-68) (here, next to this marker); USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (here, next to this marker); USS Newport News CA-148 (here, next to this marker); The Pentagon
USS Iowa (BB-61) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
2. USS Iowa (BB-61) Marker
(here, next to this marker); USS Kearsarge (CV-33) (here, next to this marker); USS Liberty AGTR-5 (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Also see . . .  USS Iowa (BB-61). [Wikipedia] USS Iowa (BB-61) was the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named in honor of the 29th state. Owing to the cancellation of the Montana-class battleships, Iowa is the last lead ship of any class of United States battleships, and was the only ship of her class to have served in the Atlantic Ocean during World War II. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 433 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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