Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942
The Galloping Ghost of the China Coast
In Japan she was called the “Sacramento Moru”, and in Central America she was part of the “Banana Fleet.” In 1919, she served in Murmansk, Russia, aiding refugees of the Russian Revolution. She later continued in that service in Vladivostok, in 1922. In 1923, she delivered humanitarian aid to Yokohama, Japan after a great earthquake. Similar service was rendered to Managua, Nicaragua in 1930after another earthquake near that city. So frequent were her voyages in the western Pacific, the USS Sacramento was nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the China Coast.”
In 1941, December 7th at Pearl Harbor, she was award a “Battle Star” for her defensive efforts. The USS Sacramento’s final posting was in San Francisco in 1942 as a weather ship.
Erected 1998 by Members of the Sacramento Valley Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), their families and friends. This Chapter was founded 2/1/91.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is located at the American Merchant Marines Monument, at the entrance to the River Front Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage ( here, next to this marker); The United States Merchant Marine ( here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento 1863 – 1867 ( here, next to this marker); “Cobblestone” Ballast ( here, next to this marker); Merchant Marine Monument ( here, next to this marker); U.S.S. Sacramento – 1964 ( here, next to this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) ( here, next to this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines ( a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Regarding U.S.S. Sacramento 1914 – 1942. Also see "Nearby Marker" the U.S.S. Sacramento (PG-16) for additional information.
Also see . . . Sacramento (PG-19). (Submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Military • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 25, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.