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

Bronze Propeller

 
 
Bronze Propeller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
1. Bronze Propeller Marker
Inscription.  

Mfr - Cramp Shipbuilding Co
Diameter - 17' - 6" Wt - 18.2 Ton
Bu. Eng. Serial No. 6304

USS South Dakota had two - 4 blade
inboard propellers and two - 5 blade
outboard propellers. Thrust from
the four propellers - 130,00 HP
Designed speed - 27 knots (30 MPH)

The display of the propeller was made
possible by gifts provided by

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation
Capt. & Mrs. David A Witte

In honor & recognition of the officers
and men who served aboard "Battleship X"

This propeller is on permanent loan
from the Naval Historical Center in
Washington, DC.

 
Erected by Mary Chilton DAR Foundation, Capt. & Mrs. David A Witte.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 43° 32.601′ N, 96° 45.842′ W. Marker is in Sioux
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Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 12th Street and South Kiwanis Avenue. This propeller loader 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. 16-Inch 45-Caliber Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gun Barrel Story (within shouting distance of this marker); 40mm Twin Mount AA Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Port Hatch (within shouting distance of this marker); USS South Dakota Battleship Outline (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battleship X (about 400 feet away); Mark 4 Fire Control Radar Director Antenna (about 400 feet away); 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 2, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Bronze Propeller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
2. Bronze Propeller 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 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2020, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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