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Norwegian Maritime Memorial

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
1. Norwegian Maritime Memorial Marker
Inscription.
[North Marker Plaque :]
In World War II, 1,100 Norwegian ships served the Allied cause by hauling supplies between U.S. ports and the war theaters abroad. A sizeable part of the Allied forces were supplied by ships flying the Norwegian flag. More than 30,000 sailors and naval gunners manned the ships. Many of them looked to New York, the principal port of call, as their home port during the war. The losses were heavy, 570 ships and 4,000 sailors.

[South Boulder, south side :]
These boulders were brought here from the coast of Norway where forces of nature have worn and shaped them for thousands of years.

[South Boulder, north side :]
Dedicated in the year 1982 to the people of the United States of America by war veterans of the Norwegian Merchant Marine and the Royal Norwegian Navy in memory of help and hospitality shown during our mutual struggle for freedom and peace in World War II.
 
Erected 1982 by Veterans of the Norwegian Merchant Marine and the Royal Norwegian Navy.
 
Location. 40° 42.229′ N, 74° 1.031′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Touch for map. Marker is south of the Battery Place/West Street intersection, in
Norwegian Maritime Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
2. Norwegian Maritime Memorial Marker
Battery Park between the Garden of Remembrance and the Castle Clinton National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of the Battery Wall (a few steps from this marker); Battery Wall Discovery (a few steps from this marker); The Lives of Castle Clinton: (a few steps from this marker); Emma Lazarus (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); American Merchant Mariners' Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Walloon Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker); Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Little Norway Marker in Ontario Canada
 
Also see . . .  Battery Park: Norwegian Maritime Memorial. (Submitted on March 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Allies
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Norwegian Maritime Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
3. Norwegian Maritime Memorial Marker
Norwegian Maritime Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
4. Norwegian Maritime Memorial Marker
Norwegian Maritime Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
5. Norwegian Maritime Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 29, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on March 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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