Mars in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell
Decommissioned 1 February 1993
A combat stores ship manned by 430 officers and enlisted personnel
First ship to use UH-460 Sea Knight helicopter for faster record setting replenishments of the US Naval Seventh Fleet during the Vietnam War
This bell is dedicated to all those who served aboard her and presented to the citizens of Mars Pennsylvania for whom she was named 19 April 2006
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Vietnam • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1993.
Location. 40° 41.766′ N, 80° 0.624′ W. Marker is in Mars, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mars PA 16046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Venango Path (approx. 3˝ miles away); 1806 Plains Presbyterian ChurchCranberry Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Butler Short Line (approx. 4.6 miles away); Crider's Corners (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ogle (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Butler Short Line (approx. 5.3 miles away); Borough of Bradford Woods (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Official Site of the USS Mars AFS1. (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. UH-460 Sea Knight Helicopter specifications. The US Naval Historical Center (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. U.S.S. Mars. Hullnumber.com (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.