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Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

U.S.S. Vincennes

 
 
U.S.S. Vincennes Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
1. U.S.S. Vincennes Marker
Inscription.

Commemorating the patriotism, devotion to duty, valor, energy and seamanship of those Americans who served in the ships

U.S.S. Vincennes

Each a man-of-war, these ships of the United States Navy carried out missions which expanded global knowledge, opened avenues of international cultural and commercial exchange, expressed policies of peace and amity, and in time of conflict, defended the ideals of general liberty, personal freedom and human dignity throughout the world.

24 Gun Sloop of War
Commissioned Aug. 27, 1826
Decommissioned Aug. 28, 1865

Heavy Cruiser CA 44
Commissioned Feb. 27, 1937
Sunk Aug. 9, 1942

Light Cruiser CL 64
Commissioned Jan. 22, 1944
Decommissioned Sept. 10, 1946

Aegis Cruiser CG 49
Commissioned July 6, 1985
[Decommissioned June 29, 2005]

 
Location. 38° 40.782′ N, 87° 32′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of Vigo Street (State Road 441) and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west on Vigo Street. Touch for map. Memorial is on Patrick Henry Square. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
2. U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial
Looking NW toward bridge over Wabash River
markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Cathedral “French and Indian” Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Vincennes in the American Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Vincennes (within shouting distance of this marker); Gold Star - - Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriotism of Charles Gratiot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of House Occupied as Headquarters (about 300 feet away); Site of Ferry Landing (about 400 feet away); Inscription on the Big Bell of the Old Cathedral (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Vincennes Sloop of War. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Vincennes CA-44. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. USS Vincennes CL-64. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. USS Vincennes CG 49. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. USS Vincennes Association. (Submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, US CivilWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
3. U.S.S. Vincennes Memorial
Looking SW, with George Rogers Clark Memorial in distance
U.S.S. Vincennes Sloop of War Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
4. U.S.S. Vincennes Sloop of War Marker
U.S.S. Vincennes CA 44 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
5. U.S.S. Vincennes CA 44 Marker
U.S.S. Vincennes CL 64 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
6. U.S.S. Vincennes CL 64 Marker
U.S.S. Vincennes CG 49 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 15, 2012
7. U.S.S. Vincennes CG 49 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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