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Warwick in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Admiralty Pattern Anchor

ca. 1850

 

— Gift of Southland Iron & Metal Company —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
1. Admiralty Pattern Anchor Marker
Inscription.  The basic design of the Admiralty Pattern anchor has remained relatively unchanged for centuries. It consists of a central shank with a ring or shackle for attaching a chain or rope, and two arms with large flat blades or flukes. A wooden or metal stock is mounted at ninety degrees to the arms near the ring.
 
Erected 2012 by Mariners' Museum; sponsored in memory of Henry and Gladys Moger by Tommy and Jerilyn Hale.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 3.217′ N, 76° 29.326′ W. Marker is in Warwick in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Museum Drive 0.3 miles south of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Museum Dr, Newport News VA 23606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Monitor: America's First Ironclad (a few steps from this marker); US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish Bronze Gun (about 600 feet away); a different marker
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
2. Admiralty Pattern Anchor
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also named Spanish Bronze Gun (about 600 feet away); Leifr Eiriksson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waters Creek (approx. half a mile away); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. half a mile away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warwick.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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