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Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Newport News CA-148

 
 
USS Newport News Ca-148 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
1. USS Newport News Ca-148 Marker
Inscription. At 0100 hours on October 1, 1972, the USS Newport News was firing a support mission off the coast of South Vietnam. An 8 inch projectile jammed in the center gun of Turret Two. The subsequent implosion and fire killed 20 crewmembers and injured 36 others. It is to our fallen shipmates who gave their lives for their country that this memorial is respectfully dedicated by the USS Newport News Reunion Association. They will be with us in spirit forever.
 
Erected by USS Newport News Reunion Association.
 
Location. 36° 50.918′ N, 76° 17.663′ W. Marker is in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Brooke Avenue and Harbour Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pentagon (here, next to this marker); USS Kearsarge (CV-33) (here, next to this marker); USS Belknap (CG 26) (here, next to this marker); USS Iowa (BB-61) (here, next to this marker); USS Cole (DDG 67) (here, next to this marker); USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
USS Newport News Ca-148 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 11, 2010
2. USS Newport News Ca-148 Marker
(here, next to this marker); USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (here, next to this marker); USS Liberty AGTR-5 (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfolk.
 
Also see . . .  USS Newport News (CA-148). [Wikipedia] The second USS Newport News (CA–148) was a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser in the United States Navy. Newport News was laid down 1 November 1945; launched on 6 March 1948 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia. The vessel was sponsored by Mrs. Homer L. Ferguson upon commissioning on 29 January 1949, Captain Roland N. Smoot commanding. She was the first air-conditioned surface ship in the United States Navy. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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