Juneau in Juneau Borough, Alaska — Northwest
USS Juneau (CL-52) Memorial
'Lest We Forget'
Center Marker Panel:
The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal was as ferocious
and decisive as any battle of World War II. It
was not won cheaply. The night action of Friday
the thirteenth of November, 1942 was the last day
of life for eight ships and hundreds of sailors
including the USS Juneau CL-52. Juneau was in the
thick of the battle until an enemy torpedo knocked
her out of action. Retiring from the battle, an
enemy submarine took Juneau in her sights and
at 11:01 another torpedo found its mark. The cruiser
disintegrated instantaneously and completely.
All but 10 of her crew of 700 perished including
the five Sullivan brothers.
Left and Right Marker Panels:
[Renderings of the USS Juneau] with the names and ratings of all crew members assigned and aboard as of the morning of Nov 13, 1942.
Erected 2012 by City and Borough of Juneau.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Disasters War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 58° 17.63′ N, 134° 23.87′ W. Marker is in Juneau, Alaska, in Juneau Borough. Memorial is on The 'Sea Walk' at the Cruise Ship Landing Pier west of South Franklin Street. The memorial is off the 'Sea Walk', against the railing in front of the flag pole. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Juneau AK 99801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alaska Juneau Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manila Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); Patsy Ann: her statue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hard Rock Miners (approx. half a mile away); Archie Van Winkle (approx. half a mile away); Liberty Bell Reproduction (approx. ¾ mile away); St. Nichlolas Russian Orthodox Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Alaska Native Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Juneau.
More about this memorial. This marker replaces a smaller one originally located near the present site of the downtown Visitor’s Center (58° 17' 48.62" N 134° 24' 5.80" W). The original marker was dedicated by the City and Borough of Juneau on July 5, 1987. The original plaques were placed on a new base and rededicated in their new location along the sea walk at a remembrance ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the ship’s sinking.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. U.S.S. Juneau Memorial rededicated. KTOO Public media entry:
Includes a video of the rededication ceremony. (Submitted on July 20, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Crew List: Sailors assigned to USS Juneau on 13 November 1942. USS Juneau Website (Submitted on July 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on July 20, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. The Sullivan Brothers. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Anti-aircraft, light cruiser; South Pacific Campaign; Naval Battle of Guadalcanal; Solomon Islands; "The Fighting Sullivans".
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 777 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on September 16, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on July 19, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 20, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.