Naval Air Station Pensacola in Escambia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
USS Essex (CV-9) Anchor
Stamped with its weight of 30,210 lb., this anchor was manufactured at the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1942 and installed on the aircraft carrier Essex (CV-9), which was commissioned the same year. This anchor was aboard the carrier until her decommissioning in 1975, having over the course of more than three decades of service splashed into forward anchorages and ports of call in the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean. During a succession of World War II victories, the Essex earned a Presidential Unit Citation and 13 battle stars. In the Korean War, she received a Navy unit commendation and 4 battle stars.
Location. 30° 20.936′ N, 87° 18.205′ W. Marker is in Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in Escambia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Blue Angels Pkwy. and Radford Blvd., on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola FL 32508, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. USS Antietam (CV-36) Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Flight Academy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cradle of Naval Aviation Pensacola’s First Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pelicans In Paradise (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pensacola Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battery Trueman (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hurricane Ivan (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Also see . . .
1. National Naval Aviation Museum. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. USS Essex (CV-9) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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