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U.S.S. Decatur Anchor

 
 
U.S.S. Decatur Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2012
1. U.S.S. Decatur Anchor Marker
Inscription.  
Anchor From The U.S.S. Decatur
(DD-936) Forrest Sherman Class
Commissioned in 1956.
Decommissioned in 1965.
Re-commissioned in 1967.
Decommissioned in 1983,
Receiving 6 Battle Stars
For Vietnam Service.
This Anchor Was Obtained Through
The Best Efforts Of
The Class of 1967,
Scott Wimbrow Contractors,
Berlin/OC Jaycees and Other Alumni.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, VietnamWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 38° 19.32′ N, 75° 12.882′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Maryland, in Worcester County. Marker is on Tripoli Street, on the left when traveling west. Monument is located in Stephen Decatur Park, 0.2 miles from US 113, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berlin MD 21811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birthplace of Commodore Stephen Decatur (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commodore Stephen Decatur, USN (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ayres Building (approx. ¼ mile away);
U.S.S. Decatur Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2012
2. U.S.S. Decatur Anchor Marker
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The Old Globe Theater (approx. 0.3 miles away); Renaissance Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Corp. Isaiah Fassett (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Martin's Church (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Decatur,NavSource Naval History. Laid down by Bethlehem Steel, Quincy. September 13 1954. (Submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The fourth USS Decatur (DD-936). ...serving as a spacecraft recovery ship in September 1961 and taking part in Cuban Quarantine operations in November and December 1962. On 6 May 1964, her superstructure was heavily damaged in a collision with the aircraft carrier Lake Champlain (CVS-39) (Submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
U.S.S. Decatur Anchor image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2012
3. U.S.S. Decatur Anchor
U.S.S. Decatur Anchor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 20, 2012
4. U.S.S. Decatur Anchor and Marker
U.S.S. Decatur Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center image. Click for full size.
By PH2 Joel S. Cary, September 13, 1954
5. U.S.S. Decatur Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 3, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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