North Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Wooden Ships And Iron Men
The Mine Forces of the US Navy have historically been at the top of the list of "Can Do" sailors. Many of the minesweeping and mine laying vessels they sailed on during time of war were converted from other ship types, including destroyers, patrol craft, army boats, merchant vessels and even commercial fishing trawlers. In later years, helicopters were integrated into the Mine Forces. Often with less resources than other branches of the Navy these sailors always performed magnificently and justifiably boast that "Where the Fleet Goes, We've Been"
Location. 32° 52.109′ N, 79° 57.938′ W. Marker is in North Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker can be reached from Everglades Avenue. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial (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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 385 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.