San Pedro in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
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 States Navy
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.
Asst. Gen'l. Mgr., Pacific Region
Dept. of Recreation and Parks
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. Touch for map. The Memorial is on the northwest lawn of the L.A. Maritime Museum
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). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 682 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on February 17, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 5. submitted on February 15, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on February 17, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.