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Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Port Hatch

 
 
Port Hatch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
1. Port Hatch Marker
Inscription.  
This is one of the two hatches from the conning tower of the USS South Dakota.

Thickness - 16" Weight - 6,000#

The conning tower was located at 04 level which was about 35' above the main deck

Conning tower armor: sides - 16" Thick
Roof Plates - 7.25" Bottom Plates - 4"


A semi open bridge was forward of the conning tower and the navigation bridge was aft

During general quarters the conning tower served as the command station for the ship.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 43° 32.599′ N, 96° 45.79′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 12th Street and South Kiwanis Avenue. This hatch is part of the USS South Dakota Battleship memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2705 W 12th St, Sioux Falls SD 57104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 40mm Twin Mount AA Gun (here, next to this marker); USS South Dakota Battleship Outline
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(a few steps from this marker); The Gun Barrel Story (a few steps from this marker); 16-Inch 45-Caliber Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Battleship X (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark 4 Fire Control Radar Director Antenna (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiwanis Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
Also see . . .  USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial. (Submitted on March 1, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Port Hatch Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
2. Port Hatch Marker
USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
3. USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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