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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Torsk Propeller

 
 
USS Torsk Propeller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 16, 2022
1. USS Torsk Propeller Marker
Inscription.  

This propeller is typical of the two used to propel WWII submarines.

The one displayed here is from the USS Torsk on exhibit at Baltimore Inner Harbor. Torsk sank the last ship in WWII Aug. 15 1945.

It is 7 feet 10 inches in diameter and weighs 3500 lbs. It is driven by a 1250 hp electric motor which gets power from four 1500 horsepower diesel generators.
 
Erected by Williamsport Veterans Memorial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is August 15, 1945.
 
Location. 41° 14.068′ N, 77° 4.763′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street (Pennsylvania Route 2014) and Wahoo Drive, on the left when traveling west on 4th Street. Monument is in the Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Submarine Memorial (here, next to this marker); Mark 14 Torpedo, Model SA, Serial 1091 (here, next to this marker);
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World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lycoming County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); PFC Elinor Hanna (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Torsk. (Submitted on June 20, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Torsk. (Submitted on June 20, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
USS Torsk Propeller and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 16, 2022
2. USS Torsk Propeller and Marker
Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 16, 2022
3. Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 18, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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