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American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 13, 2019
1. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
U.S. Maritime Service

Trained 268,000 Officers and Crewmen for the Wartime Fleet

604 Men and Women taken prisoner
60 Died in Prison Camps
142 Merchant Marine Academy Cadets were lost in action

Dedicated to the men and women who proudly served their country.

In Peace and War

1775

American Merchant Marine

250,000 Men — all volunteers
19,000 Casualties
1 in 32 died at sea

World War II

4,221 Merchant Ships Constructed
868 Ships Lost To Enemy Action
31 Ships Vanished at sea
268,000,000 Tons of Cargo
Delivered To The Armed Forces

U.S. Navy Armed Guard

U.S. Naval Gun Crews
on Merchant Ships

115,000 Men Served on Allied Ships
1,810 Gave Their Lives

National Maritime Day May 22

To honor the men who served in the Armed Guard and the Merchant Marines

 
Erected 2000 by American Merchant Marines Veterans.
 
Location.
American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 13, 2019
2. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
41° 54.086′ N, 80° 47.971′ W. Marker is in Ashtabula, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker is on Walnut Boulevard east of Hulbert Avenue, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1071 Walnut Boulevard, Ashtabula OH 44004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Point Park (here, next to this marker); Bascule Lift Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); The Run Away Lake Erie Buoy (within shouting distance of this marker); Ship Air Funnel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ashtabula River (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1003 (about 500 feet away); 1005 (about 600 feet away); 1009 (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashtabula.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 13, 2019
3. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 13, 2019
4. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 13, 2019
5. American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 17, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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