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USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657)

 
 
USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Front image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
1. USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Front
Inscription.  Front:
The first ship of the fleet named for Francis Scott Key, Author of the National Anthem. Born 1 August 1773, Died 11 January 1843. Wrote the verse for our National Anthem "The Star Spangled Banner" during the British Fleet's bombardment of Fort McHenry 14 September 1814. Prominent lay leader of the Episcopal Church 1800-1843, Distinguished Maryland Attorney 1810-1843, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia 1833-1841.

Back:
U.S.S. Francis Scott Key SSBN-657. Launched 23 April 1966 with Mrs. Marjory Key Thorne and Mrs. William T. Jarvis, Granddaughter and Great Granddaughter of Francis Scott Key as Co-Sponsors. Commissioned on 3 Dec. 1966, Decommissioned on 2 Sept. 1993. U.S.S. Francis Scott Key made 72 Deterrent Patrols, 2 crews blue and gold, 13 officers and 130 enlisted per crew.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 24.402′ N, 77° 24.786′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Memorial is on S. Market Street. The marker is located in

USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Back image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
2. USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker-Back
Mt. Olivet Cemetery in the Francis Scott Key plot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 S Market Street (Cemetery Entrance), Frederick MD 21701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roger Brooke Taney (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); Graves, Monuments, and Memorials (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Francis Scott Key (within shouting distance of this marker); “Frederick's Other City” (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland's “Cemetery Beautiful” (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Francis Scott Key Monument image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2014
3. Francis Scott Key Monument
The marker is in the far right of this photo
USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
4. USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657) Marker
Four Markers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
5. Four Markers
This marker is right-most marker in this photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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