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Tappahannock in Essex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Tappahannock AO-43

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
1. USS Tappahannock AO-43 Marker
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Commissioned: 22 June, 1942
Struck: 15 July, 1976
Length: 520 feet
Beam: 68 feet
Speed: 16.5 knots
Capacity: 133,000 barrels
Complement: 18 Officers, 214 Enlisted
Awards: World War II: 9 battle stars; Vietnam: 9 campaign stars
The USS Tappahannock was the only U.S. Navy ship with a cognate name for the Rappahannock River and shares its name with the Town of Tappahannock. The name has Algonquian Native American origins and means, "rise and fall of water."
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWar, VietnamWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 22, 1942.
 
Location. 37° 55.707′ N, 76° 51.624′ W. Marker is in Tappahannock, Virginia, in Essex County. Memorial is on Prince Street just west of Cross Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 317 Prince St, Tappahannock VA 22560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tappahannock Tercentennial Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Essex County Confederate Monument (within shouting
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By Devry Becker Jones, June 26, 2021
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distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1728 Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Essex County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ritchie's Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Blake-Brockenbrough Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Moore Tidewater Musician (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappahannock.
 
Additional keywords. USS Tappahannock AO-43
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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