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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

U.S.S. Vincennes

 
 
U.S.S. Vincennes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
1. U.S.S. Vincennes Marker
Inscription.  

Commemorating the patriotism, devotion to duty, valor, energy and seamanship of those Americans who served in the ships

U.S.S. Vincennes

Each a man-of-war, these ships of the United States Navy carried out missions which expanded global knowledge, opened avenues of international cultural and commercial exchange, expressed policies of peace and amity, and in time of conflict, defended the ideals of general liberty, personal freedom and human dignity throughout the world.

24 Gun Sloop of War
Commissioned Aug. 27, 1826
Decommissioned Aug. 28, 1865

Heavy Cruiser CA 44
Commissioned Feb. 27, 1937
Sunk Aug. 9, 1942

Light Cruiser CL 64
Commissioned Jan. 22, 1944
Decommissioned Sept. 10, 1946

Aegis Cruiser CG 49
Commissioned July 6, 1985
[Decommissioned June 29, 2005]

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is June 29, 1839.
 
Location. 38° 40.782′ 
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N, 87° 32′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Memorial is at the intersection of Vigo Street (State Road 441) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Vigo Street. Memorial is on Patrick Henry Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vincennes (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Gibault (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Memorial Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star - - Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriotism of Charles Gratiot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Patrick Henry Square (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Patrick Henry Square (about 300 feet away); Vincennes in the American Revolution (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Vincennes Sloop of War. NavSource entry (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. USS Vincennes CA-44. NavSource entry. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. USS Vincennes CL-64. NavSource entry. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

4. USS Vincennes CG 49
Updated CG 49 U.S.S. Vincennes Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, June 19, 2021
2. Updated CG 49 U.S.S. Vincennes Plaque
The updated plaque now lists her decommissioning date.
. NavSource entry. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

5. USS Vincennes Association. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
3. U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial
Looking NW toward bridge over Wabash River
U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
4. U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial
Looking SW, with George Rogers Clark Memorial in distance
U.S.S. Vincennes, Sloop-of-War image. Click for full size.
Photographed By NavSource Naval History, Unknown
5. U.S.S. Vincennes, Sloop-of-War
"Colored lithograph of USS Vincennes published by N. Currier, 2 Spruce Street, New York City, 1845. Courtesy of the Naval Art Collection, Washington, D.C. US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 66524-KN (color)."
U.S.S. Vincennes CA 44 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
6. U.S.S. Vincennes CA 44 Marker
U.S.S. Vincennes (CA-44) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By NavSource Naval History, 1937
7. U.S.S. Vincennes (CA-44)
"USS Vincennes (CA 44), underway at 22.03 knots while on trials off Rockland, Maine, 12 January 1937. The photograph was taken while the ship was running south at 3:47 PM. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph - NH 50844"
U.S.S. Vincennes CL 64 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
8. U.S.S. Vincennes CL 64 Marker
U.S.S. Vincennes (CL-64) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By NavSource Naval History, 1944
9. U.S.S. Vincennes (CL-64)
"USS Vincennes (CL 64) Photographed soon after completion, in early 1944, probably off Boston, Massachusetts. Her camouflage is Measure 33, Design 3d. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the Collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 48473."
U.S.S. Vincennes (CG-49) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By NavSource Naval History, 1985
10. U.S.S. Vincennes (CG-49)
"Port bow view while on Builders Sea Trials in the Gulf of Mexico, May 1985."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   8. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   9, 10. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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