Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
U.S.S. Bennington CVA-20
In memory of our shipmates and members of Air Task Group 181 lost in an accidental explosion on the USS Bennington while operating off the coast of Rhode Island on May 26, 1954
[ List of those killed in the explosion. ]
“As long as there is one left in whom your memory remains, you are not forgotten.”
Dedicated on May 26, 2004
USS Bennington Reunion Association
Families, Friends, Shipmates.
Location. 41° 28.365′ N, 71° 20.71′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Lincoln Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Fort Adams State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Adams (within shouting distance of this marker); Southwest Battery (approx. half a mile away); Defending From Land Assault (approx. half a mile away); Between the Wars (approx. half a mile away); Changing Role of the Fort (approx. half a mile away); Three Tiers of Firepower A Giant Among Forts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Adams Foundation (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Also see . . . USS Bennington 16 May 1954 Explosion Memorial. Article about the Bennington explosion from The Newport (R.I.) Daily News. (Submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.