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West Freemason in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59

October 1955 -September 1993

 

— First in Defense -Forever in Dignity —

 
USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
1. USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59 Marker
Inscription.  In memory of the 134 men that died on 29 July 1967 during a tragic fire on board the USS Forrestal CVA-59 while conducting combat operations against North Vietnam. An additional 142 shipmates lost their lives while serving on USS Forrestal during her 38 years of commissioned service to our great country. No words can adequately express what our hearts feel. We remember their spirit, love for their shipmates, pride in the USS Forrestal, dedication to the U.S. Navy, and their country.
They are remembered by all of their shipmates of The USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59.
 
Erected 2002 by They are remembered by all of their shipmates of The USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 50.921′ N, 76° 17.665′ W. Marker is in West Freemason in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Bousch Street near Wisconsin Square, foot of Harbour St.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. USS Liberty AGTR-5 (here, next to this marker); USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (here, next to this marker); USS Nimitz (CVN-68) (here, next to this marker); USS Cole (DDG 67) (here, next to this marker); USS Belknap (CG 26) (here, next to this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (here, next to this marker); USS Newport News CA-148 (here, next to this marker); The Pentagon (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Freemason.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia: USS Forrestal (CV-59). Forrestal was the first American aircraft carrier to be constructed with an angled flight deck, steam catapult, and landing signal lights, as opposed to having them installed after launching (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 

2. NavSourch Online:Aircraft Carrier Photo Archive. CVA-59 was named after James Vincent Forrestal (1892-1949). He became the first Under Secretary of the Navy in August 1940, charged with building the world's largest Fleet. (Submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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