North Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Greyhounds Of The Fleet
This Destroyer represents the long line of surface warships - Destroyers and Cruisers - which operated from the Charleston Navy Base from prior to WW I and continuing to 1995. More than fifty Destroyers, Destroyer Escorts, Sub Chasers, Cutters and Patrol Gunboats as well as two Destroyer Tenders were built in the Charleston Navy Yard. These Destroyers or "Greyhounds Of The Fleet" and their crews of "Tincan Sailors", along with their sister surface ships, sailed from Charleston into all the seas of the world. Some who left here to go in harm's way never returned.
Location. 32° 52.073′ N, 79° 57.916′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Everglades Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the eastern terminus Everglades Avenue, near the 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. The Gator Navy (here, next to this marker); 41 For Freedom (here, next to this marker); Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Wooden Ships And Iron Men (within shouting distance of The Navy Base (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charleston Naval Yard Officers' Quarters Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charleston Navy Yard Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charleston Naval Hospital Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Charleston.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.