St. Inigoes in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Tulip Disaster
converted lighthouse tender gunboat,
acting master William H. Smith, U.S. Navy
commanding, departed this area for
Washington for boiler repair. When
off Piney Point, she blew up and sank,
presumably due to the defective boiler.
Of her total company of fifty-seven
officers and enlisted men, only ten
were saved and two of those died later.
Eight, whose remains were among
those recovered but could not be
identified, were buried on this site.
Erected 1958 by Admiral A. M. Pride of the Patuxent Naval Air Test Center.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 9.731′ N, 76° 25.438′ W. Marker is in St. Inigoes, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Cross Manor Road. The marker is at the end of a grassy lane running north from Cross Manor Road just east of the gates of Cornwaleys' Cross Manor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Inigoes MD 20684, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers USS Tulip Monument (here, next to this marker); Disaster at Ragged Point (here, next to this marker); The Union's Defense (a few steps from this marker); St. Ignatius Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); John LaFarge, S.J. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic St. Mary's City (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Manor of Cornwaleys’ Cross (approx. 1.3 miles away); Where is the City? (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Inigoes.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This cluster of markers and monuments tell the story of the USS Tulip and the Potomac Flotilla.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.