Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
United States Navy
“The Father of Modern Naval Ordnance”
His contribution to the design of naval ordnance and ship construction revolutionized the navies of the world.
This memorial is erected on behalf of a grateful Navy, by the officers and men of the U.S.S. Dahlgren, a guided missile frigate and the third proud ship to bear this illustrious name.
Dedicated on 15 April 1961, in the centennial year of the War between the States, in which Rear Admiral Dahlgren served the Union forces with distinction as Commander of the South Atlantic blockading squadron.
Erected 1961 by Officers and Men of the U.S.S. Dahlgren.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 40° 0.169′ N, 75° 11.35′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hector Tyndale (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Hugh Mercer (about 600 feet away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (about 600 feet away); Charles Thomson (about 600 feet away); Elisha Kent Kane (about 600 feet away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. Admiral John A. B. Dahlgren. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Biography of John Dahlgren (1809-1870). (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 801 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 16, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 8. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.