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Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial

 
 
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
1. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Marker
Inscription.
This memorial is dedicated to the citizens of the local community and to the thousands of men and women, military and civilian, who from 1901-1996 served at the Charleston Naval Base and in the Charleston based ships, submarines and other military units and who honorably answered their country's call to duty during World Wars I and II, The Korean and Vietnam Wars and the Cold War. It was a privilage and honor for those of us listed below to make possible this memorial in their memory

Board of Directors
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial
1999-2007


Ed Fava, Captain, SC USN (Ret), Chairman
Eileen Chepenik, Navy Wife
Doris Coaxum-Sanders, Citizen
Ben Cole, Commander, SC USN (Ret)
Belinda Davis, City of North Charleston
Jack Day, GM15, US Civil Service (Ret), Vice Chairman
Willie Givens, GS12, US Civil Service (Ret)
Jim Madden, GM14, US Civil Service (Ret), Treasurer
George Newton, Captain, SC, USN (Ret), Secretary
Palmer Olliff, GS13, US Civil Service (Ret)
Charlie Pearce, Captain, SC USN (Ret)
R. Keith Summey, Mayor, City of North Charleston
Jim Waddell, RMCM (SS), USN (Ret)



 
Location. 32° 52.101′ N, 79° 57.944′ W. Marker is in North Charleston
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
2. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Marker
, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Everglades Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the eastern terminus Everglades Avenue, near the Cooper riverfront. Marker is in this post office area: North Charleston SC 29405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wooden Ships And Iron Men (a few steps from this marker); The Navy Base (within shouting distance of this marker); 41 For Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gator Navy (within shouting distance of this marker); Greyhounds Of The Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); Charleston Naval Yard Officers' Quarters Historic District (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charleston Navy Yard Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Charleston Naval Hospital Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Charleston.
 
Regarding Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial. Though now a part of our nation's history, the Charleston Naval Base remains as a vivid memory to all who served here. Acquaintances made, friendships forged and a great sense of pride in what was accomplished here will endure forever for all who were a part of "Charleston Navy" from 1901 to 1996.
 
Also see . . .
1. Naval Base Memorial (City of North Charleston, SC)
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Baldt 6000 anchor on display image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
3. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Baldt 6000 anchor on display
. Bronze sculptures of a submarine,a landing craft and a destroyer, all of which were built or serviced at the once-bustling base stands on a pedestal among the statues of the Lone Sailor and Homecoming and wall plaques that display the 95 year history of the Charleston Naval Base and shipyard. (Submitted on June 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. City of North Charleston, SC - Charleston Naval Base History. Originally designated as the Navy Yard and later as the Naval Base it had a large impact upon the local community, the tri-county area and the entire State of South Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of people were employed, two hundred fifty-six vessels built, thousands of others supported and millions of dollars poured into the area's economy. ... (Submitted on June 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Greater Charleston Naval Base "The Homecoming " image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
4. Greater Charleston Naval Base "The Homecoming "
by
Stanley Bleifeld
1990
Used with the permission of
The United States Navy Memorial
Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 Control Number: IAS 78670005
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial "The Lone Sailor" image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
5. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial "The Lone Sailor"
by
Stanley Bleifeld
1984
Used with the permission of
The United States Navy Memorial
Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture, Smithsonian American Art Museum,Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 Control Number: IAS 78660009
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial "Lone Sailor", today gets to watch container ships pass by image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
6. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial "Lone Sailor", today gets to watch container ships pass by

The five flags represent the entities from which Charleston Naval Base and its attached units drew their authority and support. The National Ensign, the South Carolina State Flag, the flags of the Navy and Marine Corps and the City of North Charleston. The flagpoles slant out from the shore and point the way out of the safe harbor of home into the oceans and seas of the world.
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Marker : Mine image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
7. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Marker : Mine
The Mine on display provided by US Navy Mobile Mine Assembly Unit Eleven is a tribute to those who served in the various ship types and other units which comprised the Mine Forces of the US Navy stationed at the Charleston Naval Base.
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Story Wall image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
8. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial Story Wall
Contained on the Story Wall is the story of the Charleston Naval Base, told both in text and with actual photographs of those who served here. The Story Wall also contains at one end an acknowledgement of the donors who helped make this Memorial possible and at the other, the saga of the five US Navy ships which proudly bore the name "USS CHARLESTON."
Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial includes Bronze sculptures of a Sub, LLC, and Destroyer image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 16, 2013
9. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial includes Bronze sculptures of a Sub, LLC, and Destroyer
The three ship sculptures, which were created by Sculptors Wayne Trapp and Richard Hallier of ColaTina, Inc., represent the three most common ship types to be associated with the Charleston Naval Base during its 95 year life from its birth in 1901 to its closure in 1996. A plaque beneath each ship type explains its significance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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