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Lompoc in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point

 
 
Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 1, 2013
1. Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point Marker
Inscription.

In memory of the tragedy of
Point Pedernales / Honda Point
8 September 1923

USS Delphy
USS S.P. Lee
USS Young
USS Woodbury
USS Nichols
USS Fuller
USS Chauncey

Dedicated 8 September 1983
by the American Legion
William Proud Post 211

Monument donated by
Ernest and Carson Porter

 
Erected 1983 by American Legion, William Proud Post 211.
 
Location. 34° 37.939′ N, 120° 27.478′ W. Marker is in Lompoc, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is at the intersection of East Locust Avenue and South H Street, on the right when traveling east on East Locust Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of the Veterans Memorial Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 East Locust Avenue, Lompoc CA 93436, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Site of Mission de La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lompoc World War I Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lompoc's Mission Vieja (approx. 0.3 miles away); Italian Stone Pines
Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 1, 2013
2. Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point Marker
Marker is attached to a recovered propeller screw of the USS Delphy
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Lompoc Carnegie Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); La Purisima Mission State Historic Park (approx. 3.4 miles away); La Purisima Mission - 1 Mile (approx. 3.8 miles away); La Purisima Mission ← 3 Miles (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lompoc.
 
Also see . . .
1. Honda Point Disaster - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 22, 2013.)
2. A Naval Tragedy's Chain of Errors. Article on the Honda Point Disaster from Naval History Magazine - February 2010, Volume 24, Number I. (Submitted on November 22, 2013.) 
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
Propeller Screw of the USS Delphy image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 1, 2013
3. Propeller Screw of the USS Delphy
Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 1, 2013
4. Tragedy of Point Pedernales / Honda Point Memorial
Located in front of the Veterans Memorial Building
Destroyers Wrecked at Honda Point image. Click for full size.
Naval Historical Center, 1923
5. Destroyers Wrecked at Honda Point
Wrecks of USS Delphy (foreground)<br>and USS Nicholas (background) image. Click for full size.
Naval Historical Center, 1923
6. Wrecks of USS Delphy (foreground)
and USS Nicholas (background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5, 6. submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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