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Charlestown in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)

USS Leyte (CV-32)

USS Leyte (CV-32) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. USS Leyte (CV-32) Marker
Inscription.  In memory of our shipmates and civilians lost in the disastrous explosion aboard the USS Leyte on October 16, 1953 while in the Boston Naval Shipyard.


James Robert Bedford, CHMACH, USN • Leonard Michael De Rose, Lt, USN • Charles Thompson Fischer, Ens, USN • William Achilles Gagas, Lt, USN • Elmer Clearance Holt, CHMACH, USN • Walter Eugene Macomber, CHMACH, USN • Thomas Joseph Meyers, Lt jg, USN • Clinton Howard Randall, Lt, USN • Taddeus Runowicz, CHBOSN, USN

• • • • •

Charles Thomas Ball, AB3, USN • Thomas Harry Bielecki, SN, USN • Joseph Patrick Capper, AO1, USN • Roland Maurice Conrad, AB3, USN • George David Crespy, ADAN, USN • Gerald Norwin Faulkner, ABAN, USN • Jackie Paul Hackett, AN, USN • Arthur Danvis Harrelson, Jr., AO3, USN • Warren Vincent Hartley, AB2, USN • James Arlin Hildreth, AB3, USN • Nathan Eugene Jackson, AN, USN • Leo Francis Kadlec, AN, USN • Gregory Keenan, AB2, USN • Riley Gene Lintz, AO3, USN • Kenneth Joe Mayhew, AO3, USN • Sidney Mills, SA, USN • Fulton Thomas Mountain, AOAA, USN • Neil Higgins Nelson, AOAA, USN • Joe Albert Patterson,
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AOAN, USN • George John Quinn, Jr., ABAN, USN • Earl Hilmer Slater, SD2, USN • James Lynn Winslow, SA, USN • William David Wooley, Jr., SA, USN


Edward F. Buzyk • Selby Herald • Carl O. Hult • Charles J. Murphy Sr. • John J. Rosa

This monument dedicated by:
USS Leyte (CV-32) Association
September 15, 2001

Erected 2001 by USS Leyte (CV-32) Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1800.
Location. 42° 22.286′ N, 71° 3.37′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in Charlestown. Marker can be reached from Constitution Plaza, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the waterfront adjacent to the Charlestown Navy Yard, across the water from the USS Constitution. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Constitution Plaza, Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlestown Navy Yard (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); U.S.S. Boston (about 500 feet away); Building 10 (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Charlestown Navy Yard (about 500 feet away); USS Constitution (about 500 feet
Marker on the Charleston Waterfront image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker on the Charleston Waterfront
The North End of Boston can be seen across the river from the marker. Note the steeple of the Old North Church on the left in the skyline (just above the garbage barrel).
away); Paul Revere (about 500 feet away); Paul Revere’s Landing (about 500 feet away); A New View of an Old Ship (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a bas-relief carving of the USS Leyte (CV-32).
Also see . . .  USS Leyte (CV 32). History of USS LEYTE from the website. (Submitted on June 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,993 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on November 8, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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