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Cobh in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

United States Naval Headquarters

Cobh (Queenstown), Co. Cork, 1917-1919

 
 
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By Naval Order National Capital Commandery
1. United States Naval Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  
Táimid réidh anois, a cheannasaí!
Nauair a shroich an Ceannasaí Seosaimh K. Taussig, Cabhlach na Stáit Aointaithe Meiriceá, Cóbh ar 4ú Bealtaine 1917, bhí scuadrún longa cogaidh SAM ina dteannta chun teacht i gcabhair ar fheachtais míleata na Comhguaillithe. B'iad na focail cailliúla a fhógair sé ná: "Táimid réidh anois, a cheannasaí!" B'eiseamláir de spiorad comhoibrithe na Meiriceánaigh é nuair a bhuail siad bob ar bhagairt fomhuireán na Gearmánaigh.

Bhí "The Queenstown Command" (Cóbh, Co. Choraí) lonnaithe anseo ag Teach Aimiréalachta agus é i gcannais ar an gCabhlach in Éire le linn an Chéad Cogadh Domhanda. Bhí tionchar nach beag ag an gCeannasaíocht i gCóbh, agus de réir a chéile do bhí ríthábhacht ag baint leis an ionad mar bhall de Chabhlach na Comhghuaillithe sa chogadh. Choinnigh an Cheannasaíocht lámh in uachtar ar na bealaí mara, rud a thug an coimhlint chun chríche sásúil sa crios cogaidh seo. Bhí Teach Aimiréalachta mar ionad oibre do Chabhlach SAM san Eoraip. Bhí tábhacht ar leith ag an láthair i bhforbairt agus i bpleanáil straitéisí na Cabhlacha, chomh

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maith lena mbeartaíoht agus lena dteicneolaíocht le linn an Cogadh.

We are ready now, Sir!
When Commander Taussig arrived at Queenstown with a squadron of U.S. destroyers to assist the allied war effort on May 4th, 1917, uttering his famous words, “We are ready now, Sir”, he embodied the American spirit of cooperation in defeating the U-boat menace.

The Queenstown Command (Cobh, Co. Cork) centered at Admiralty House was the head of naval operations on the island of Ireland during the Great War. The command became of increasing and later of critical importance to the allied naval powers in maintaining the sea-lanes and bringing this theatre of war to its final victorious conclusion. It was also the main operational center of the U.S. Navy in Europe and was of some importance in the development and planning of naval strategies, tactics and technologies.
 
Erected 2017 by Naval Order of the US, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Pork of Cork, Cork County Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 51° 51.168′ N, 8° 17.454′ W. Marker is in Cobh, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is on Beechmount 0.1 kilometers east of Thomas

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Kent Street, on the right when traveling east. The marker is located on the grounds of the Benedicta Priori, Convent. One must park in the parking lot of the priori and walk on foot to reach the marker, a few feet from the front portico. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S.S. Lusitania (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Annie Moore Statue (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort (approx. one kilometer away); Old Church Cemetery (approx. 1.2 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Preserving the Memory of Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale. Article by Judith E. Pearson, Ph.D. (Submitted on January 2, 2021, by Shelley Wies of Coon Rapids, Minnesota.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Judith Elizabeth Pearson of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Judith Elizabeth Pearson of Burke, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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Mar. 3, 2021