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Vallejo in Solano County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

24 Pounder from the USS Independence

 
 
24 Pounder from the USS Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 9, 2020
1. 24 Pounder from the USS Independence Marker
Inscription.  The Independence was built during the War of 1812 for service against Great Britain. She was the first ship-of-the-line, or vessel with 3 gun decks, in the United States Navy. In 1846 she came to the Pacific and participated in the capture of Guaymas and Mazatlan during the Mexican War. The Independence was the first vessel to make use of the floating drydock at Mare Island, and for 55 years was a familiar sight in Mare Island Channel as the receiving ship of the station.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 5.895′ N, 122° 16.245′ W. Marker is in Vallejo, California, in Solano County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling east on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vallejo CA 94592, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Hartford 10 Inch Dahlgren Smooth Bore Cannon (a few steps from this marker); Fourth Marine Division Memorial (a few steps from this marker); German Marder and Torpedo (within shouting
24 Pounder from the USS Independence Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 9, 2020
2. 24 Pounder from the USS Independence Marker - wide view
distance of this marker); H.B.M. Centurian Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); A Large Carved Eagle (Wood) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away); Mansion Gallery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vallejo As State Capital (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vallejo.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located under a tree on the eastern edge of Alden Park within the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard.
 
Also see . . .  USS Independence (1814) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on July 25, 2020.)
 
Additional USS Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 9, 2020
3. Additional USS Independence Marker
Also located by the gun is this marker, reading: 24 pounder from the battery of the U.S. Frigate "Independence", participated in the capture of Guayamas and Mazatlan, 1847."
<i>Receiving ship Independence at Mare Island</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the California State Library, circa 1877
4. Receiving ship Independence at Mare Island
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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