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Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Maryland

1921 - 1946

 
 
USS Maryland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, October 13, 2005
1. USS Maryland Marker
Inscription. Pearl Harbor Tarawa Roi-Namur Palau Leyte Surigao Straits Okinawa
 
Erected 1960 by the State of Maryland.
 
Location. 38° 58.707′ N, 76° 29.431′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of State Circle and Francis Street on State Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maryland State House (a few steps from this marker); Dred Scott, 1700 - 1858 (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney, 1777 - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary's City Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); General Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew Alexander Henson (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred to the Memory of Baron de Kalb (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Maryland State House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
More about this marker. The battleship USS Maryland was decommissioned in 1947 and its bell was presented
USS Maryland Marker <i></b>[East Side]</i> image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
2. USS Maryland Marker [East Side]
to the state and installed on the State House grounds in 1960. The silver service from the USS Maryland is on display in the Silver Room of the State House.
 
Also see . . .  USS Maryland (BB-46). (Submitted on September 16, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The USS Maryland (BB-46),
A Colorado-class battleship, the Maryland was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the seventh state.

Her keel was laid down 24 April 1917 by Newport News Shipbuilding Company of Newport News, Virginia. She was launched on 20 March 1920.

In 1940 Maryland and other battleships changed their bases of operations to Pearl Harbor. She was present at battleship row along Ford Island during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.

She was decommissioned on 3 April 1947 and sold for scrap.
    — Submitted April 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

 
Categories. War, World II
 
USS Maryland Marker <i></b>[North Side]</i> image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
3. USS Maryland Marker [North Side]
USS Maryland Marker <i></b>[West Side]</i> image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
4. USS Maryland Marker [West Side]
USS Maryland Marker <i></b>[South Side]</i> image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
5. USS Maryland Marker [South Side]
Dedication Plaque <i></b>[on North Side of Marker]</i> image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., March 15, 2008
6. Dedication Plaque [on North Side of Marker]
State of Maryland
Board of Public Works
J. Millard Tawes, Governor
Hooper S. Miles, Treasurer
Louis Goldstein, Comptroller
Department of Public Improvements
Albert P. Backhaus, Director
1960
Henry P. Hopkins, Architect John F. Rezendes, Builder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,519 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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