Mount Carmel in Wabash County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The USS Wabash was a replenishment oiler and was originally based in Long Beach, Calif.
Her first deployment was in support of U.S. combat ships in Vietnam and she began in the Tonkin Gulf on December 7, 1972. She conducted 46 underway replenishments a day during the final phase of American combat operations in Vietnam, leaving there in mid-1973.
The USS Wabash was decommissioned in 1994 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 1997. She then was laid up in the National Defense Reserve fleet located in Suisun Bay, Calif.
The USS Wabash was named after the mighty river of the mid-west United States, flowing only a short distance from this spot to the east and south.
Bell from the USS Wabash
The USS Wabash was a Replenishment Oiler in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.
Decommissioned September 30, 1994
Named after the Wabash River
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1970.
Location. 38° 24.553′ N, 87° 45.658′ W. Marker is in Mount Carmel, Illinois, in Wabash County. Marker is on North Market Street south of East 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 398 N Market St, Mount Carmel IL 62863, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Palmyra (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Wabash County Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Bellenden S. Hutcheson, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyles Station, Indiana (approx. 6.1 miles away in Indiana); a different marker also named Lyles Station (approx. 6.2 miles away in Indiana); War Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); Declaration of Friendship (approx. 11 miles away in Indiana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Carmel.
Also see . . . USS Wabash (AOR-5) on Wikipedia. History of the "Wabash Cannonball", which was scrapped in 2013. (Submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.