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Montauk Point in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Montauk

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
1. USS Montauk Marker
Inscription.  

Commissioned on October 6, 1943, she was a 5,600 ton vessel, 451 feet in length, 60 feet in beam and with a draft of 20 feet. She carried 564 personnel. The ship was employed in the Pacific, carrying troops and cargo to Hawaii, Guam, Tulagi, Eniwetok, Guadalcanal and Saipan.

The ship was transferred to the Atlantic Fleet in December 1945, and home-ported at Charleston South Carolina. Her name and designation were changed to USS Galilea AKN-6 in 1946 and she was decommissioned in July 1947 Tio Alberti Equipment Inc., of Insdale Illinois.

The ship[']s bell was salvaged and donated to the Montauk Historical Society by Mr. Ronald G. Kuerner of Little Rock, Arkansas.


 
Location. 41° 4.259′ N, 71° 51.447′ W. Marker is in Montauk Point, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Montauk Highway (New York State Route 27), on the right when traveling east. Marker and bell are adjacent to the flagpole near the lighthouse in Montauk Point State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
USS Montauk Bell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
2. USS Montauk Bell and Marker
. Amistad Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Montauk Point Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Montauk Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Commonly Seen Vessels (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Montauk Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Merchant Mariners and U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost At Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Nature's Sculptures (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montauk Point.
 
Regarding USS Montauk. Unclear what "Tio Alberti Equipment Inc., of Insdale Illinois" means in the context of the ship; the scrapper? The ship was sold for scrap in 1972.
 
Also see . . .
1. Montauk IV (LSV-6). (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Montauk (LSV-6) at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Montauk Bell image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
3. USS Montauk Bell
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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