Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
At various times between 1906 and 1917, TALLAHASSEE served as the Naval Academy’s midshipman training ship, trained Naval Reservists, and conducted ordnance experimentation. She was the ship chosen to prove that stacked turrets would be safe and effective. In 1915 she was converted to a submarine tender. During World War I, TALLAHASSEE served in the Canal Zone, the Virgin Islands, and the Bermuda areas, earning the World War I Victory Medal for the period 6 April 1917 to 11 November 1918. She was decommissioned on 24 March 1922.
Armament: Two 12”/40 cal., Three 4”/50 cal., One 3”/50
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World I • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1899.
Location. 30° 26.386′ N, 84° 16.93′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is on South Adams Street south of West Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker and USS Tallahassee Bell are located within a plaza on the east side of Tallahassee City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida Liberty Bell Replica (about 500 feet away); Lewis Bank (about 500 feet away); Leon County (about 500 feet away); Old Capitol of Florida (about 600 feet away); The Exchange Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Leon County Civil War Monument (about 600 feet away); Capt. John Parkhill (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
Also see . . .
1. U.S.S. Tallahassee (Wikipedia). The Arkansas-class monitors were designed to combine a heavy striking power with easy concealment and negligible target area. Serving with the Coast Squadron, Florida trained midshipmen on summer cruises, and operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean waters. (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. U.S.S. Tallahassee with submarines K-6 and K-5 alongside (1916 photograph). (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.