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North Sea Mine Force Memorial

 

— U. S. Navy, World War I —

 
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By Grace Corpuz, October 15, 2010
1. North Sea Mine Force Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
A type of the 56,571 mines laid and swept in the mine barrier placed in the North Sea by the United States Navy during the World War, 1917-1919, the greatest achievement of its nature recorded in all naval history and placed here as a tribute to those who sacrificed their lives and to the survivors of this feat.

Presented to the City of Boston through the North Sea Mine Force Association.
October 26, 1921

 
Erected 1921 by the North Sea Mine Force Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: HeroesWar, World IWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 21.331′ N, 71° 3.971′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Beacon Street east of Charles Street, on the right when traveling east. The Memorial is near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the eastern section of the Boston Common, south of Beacon Street and east of Charles Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
North Sea Mine Force Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, October 15, 2010
2. North Sea Mine Force Memorial
walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Monument (a few steps from this marker); On This Site Stood the Home of John Singleton Copley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commodore John Barry (about 800 feet away); Edward Everett Hale (about 800 feet away); John Hancock Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lafayette Mall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert McCloskey (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sculptor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
Also see . . .
1. The North Sea Mine Barrage. (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Celebrate Boston: the Minesweepers Memorial. (Submitted on November 5, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Mine Squadron One
 
North Sea Mine Force Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Grace Corpuz, October 15, 2010
3. North Sea Mine Force Memorial
viewed from the north with the Boston Soldiers and Sailors (Civil War) Monument in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on April 26, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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