Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

U.S.S. Bennington CVA-20

 
 
U.S.S. Bennington CVA-20 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. U.S.S. Bennington CVA-20 Marker
Inscription.  
In memory of our shipmates and members of Air Task Group 181 lost in an accidental explosion on the USS Bennington while operating off the coast of Rhode Island on May 26, 1954

[ List of those killed in the explosion. ]

“As long as there is one left in whom your memory remains, you are not forgotten.”

          Dedicated on May 26, 2004
         USS Bennington Reunion Association
         Families, Friends, Shipmates.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1775.
 
Location. 41° 28.365′ N, 71° 20.71′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Lincoln Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Fort Adams State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Battery (approx. half a mile away); Defending From Land Assault (approx. half a mile away); Between the Wars (approx. half
U.S.S. Bennington Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. U.S.S. Bennington Memorial
Click or scan to see
this page online
a mile away); Changing Role of the Fort (approx. half a mile away); Three Tiers of Firepower (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Giant Among Forts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Adams Foundation (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
Also see . . .  USS Bennington 16 May 1954 Explosion Memorial. Article about the Bennington explosion from The Newport (R.I.) Daily News. (Submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Memorial in Fort Adams State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Memorial in Fort Adams State Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,424 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=48623

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements
 
 

Aug. 10, 2022