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USS Nimitz (CVN-68)

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USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
1. USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Marker
Inscription.  On the night of May 25, 1981, while operating off the Florida coast, a twin engine EA-6B jet aircraft crashed into the flight deck of USS Nimitz CVN-68, killing 14 crewmembers and injuring 45 others. Nimitz pulled into port, had its catapults repaired and was back at sea within 24 hours. Shipmates of the USS Nimitz CVN-68 Association dedicate this plaque to those shipmates killed in the EA-6B crash, and all other Nimitz shipmates that made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country.
 
Erected 2002 by Shipmates of the USS Nimitz CVN-68 Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 25, 1880.
 
Location. 36° 50.92′ N, 76° 17.664′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is on Bousch Street near Wisconsin Square ft of Harbor 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 distance of this marker. USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (here, next to this marker); USS Cole (DDG 67) (here, next to this marker); USS Liberty AGTR-5 (here, next to this
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marker); USS Belknap (CG 26) (here, next to this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (here, next to this marker); USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT-59 (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 Norfolk.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Nimitz website. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. USS Nimitz - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 2, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
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 739 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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