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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

USS California Bell Memorial

 
 
USS California Bell Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
1. USS California Bell Memorial
Inscription.
(Left Side of Base Holding Bell)
Only battleship built on the Pacific Coast Launched at Mare Island Navy Yard Nov. 20, 1919

Ship’s bell dedicated and rung for the last time by Governor Earl Warren Oct. 27, 1949

(Right Side of Base Holding Bell):
World War
Pearl Harbor
Marianas
Leyte Gulf
Surigao
Lingayen Gulf
Okinawa
Japan

Placed out of commission in reserve at Philadelphia Feb. 14, 1947

Third Naval Ship so named
 
Erected 1949 by State of California.
 
Location. 38° 34.574′ N, 121° 29.519′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker and Bell are located on the grounds of the State Capitol Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10th and L Streets, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Symbol Yields To Time (a few steps from this marker); Kenneth L. Maddy (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Bell Replica (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Starr King (within shouting distance
Left Side of Base image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
2. Left Side of Base
of this marker); The Civil War Memorial Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Camellia Grove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Father Junipero Serra (about 300 feet away); El Camino Real Bell (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. California State Military Museum: USS California. (Submitted on December 29, 2008.)
2. USS California During the Pearl Harbor Attack – December 7, 1941. (Submitted on December 29, 2008.)
3. USS California Bell Memorial. (Submitted on December 29, 2008.)
 
Categories. HeroesWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Right Side of Base image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
3. Right Side of Base
USS California Bell Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
4. USS California Bell Memorial
USS California Bell image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 28, 2008
5. USS California Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,031 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on November 6, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 29, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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