Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Four Heroic Chaplains
Four Heroic Chaplains
of World War II who gave their
lives so that others could live
when the S.S. Dorchester
sank off Greenland February 3, 1943
Lt. G.L. Fox
Lt. J.D. Washington
Lt. C.V. Poling
Lt. A.D. Goode
Under one God
Catholic Jewish Protestant
Dedicated November 12, 1989
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Four Chaplains series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 3, 1867.
Location. 37° 1.235′ N, 76° 27.234′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Kawana Circle 0.1 miles west of Biggins Circle, on the right when traveling west. This monument is located adjacent to the Virginia War Museum in Huntington Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9285 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other U.S.S. Scorpion SSN 589 (a few steps from this marker); WW II U.S. Submarine Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearl Harbor Survivors (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Behemoth in the Field (about 300 feet away); Virginia War Museum (about 400 feet away); Ferguson Park (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Ferguson Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Three other markers about the four Chaplains and the Dorchester.
Also see . . .
1. Virginia War Museum. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. The story of Four Immortal Chaplains. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.