Naval Air Station Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
USS Antietam (CV-36) Anchor
Weighing 30,057 lb. with an overall height of 15 feet, this anchor was aboard the aircraft carrier Antietam (CV-36) from her commissioning in 1945 before she was sold for scrap in 1973. During a single combat deployment in Korea from November 1951 — March 1952, Antietam’s air group flew nearly 6000 sorties, and the ship earned 2 battle stars. Ironically, the last waters in which this anchor was dropped were those of Pensacola Bay, where the Antietam served as a training aircraft carrier during the early 1960s. Typically, an aircraft carrier of Antietam’s era would have a anchor chain of over 50 feet, some of the links of which remain on this anchor.
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Location. 30° 20.943′ N, 87° 18.245′ W. Marker is in Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Memorial is on S. Blue Angels Pkwy. near Radford Blvd., on the left when traveling east. Located at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola FL 32508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other USS Essex (CV-9) Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Flight Academy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cradle of Naval Aviation (about 600 feet away); Pensacola’s First Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pelicans In Paradise (approx. ¼ mile away); Pensacola Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Resisting Land-based Assaults (approx. 0.6 miles away); Spain to Pensacola (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Also see . . .
1. National Naval Aviation Museum. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. USS Antietam (CV-36)on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.