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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

USS Tallahassee

 
 
USS Tallahassee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2013
1. USS Tallahassee Marker
Inscription.  The keel for Monitor No. 9 (BM-9) was laid down in January 1899 at the Crescent Shipyard in Elizabethport, New Jersey by the Lewis Nixon ship works company. She was launched on 30 November 1901 and commissioned the USS Florida on 18 June 1903. The FLORIDA was renamed TALLAHASSEE on 1 July 1908 to free the State name for assignment to a new battleship. The model for the FLORIDA battleship is on display at the Museum of Florida History.

At various times between 1906 and 1917, TALLAHASSEE served as the Naval Academy’s midshipman training ship, trained Naval Reservists, and conducted ordnance experimentation. She was the ship chosen to prove that stacked turrets would be safe and effective. In 1915 she was converted to a submarine tender. During World War I, TALLAHASSEE served in the Canal Zone, the Virgin Islands, and the Bermuda areas, earning the World War I Victory Medal for the period 6 April 1917 to 11 November 1918. She was decommissioned on 24 March 1922.

Length: 252 ft. • Beam: 50 ft. • Draft: 12 ft. 6 in. • Displacement: 3,225 tons • Crew: 220
Armament: Two 12”/40 cal., Three 4”/50 cal., One 3”/50
USS Tallahassee Marker (<i>wide view; marker mounted knee-level on pedestal beside bell exhibit</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2013
2. USS Tallahassee Marker (wide view; marker mounted knee-level on pedestal beside bell exhibit)
cal., Two 6 pound guns

 
Location. 30° 26.386′ N, 84° 16.93′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is on South Adams Street south of West Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker and USS Tallahassee Bell are located within a plaza on the east side of Tallahassee City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee FL 32301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida Sri Chinmoy Peace State (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida Liberty Bell Replica (about 500 feet away); Lewis Bank (about 500 feet away); Leon County (about 500 feet away); Old Capitol of Florida (about 600 feet away); The Exchange Bank Building (about 600 feet away); Leon County Civil War Monument (about 600 feet away); Capitol of Florida (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .
1. U.S.S. Tallahassee (Wikipedia). The Arkansas-class monitors were designed to combine a heavy striking power with easy concealment and negligible target area. Serving with the Coast Squadron, Florida trained midshipmen on summer cruises, and operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean waters. She participated in the Presidential Naval Review in Oyster Bay, Long Island, held
USS Tallahassee Bell image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 23, 2013
3. USS Tallahassee Bell
by Theodore Roosevelt on 3 September 1906, and four days later reported to the Naval Academy for regular service as a practice ship. (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. U.S.S. Tallahassee with submarines K-6 and K-5 alongside (1916 photograph). (Submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 83 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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