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Mars in Butler County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell

 
 
USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 12, 2012
1. USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell Marker
Inscription.
Commissioned 21 December 1963

Decommissioned 1 February 1993

A combat stores ship manned by 430 officers and enlisted personnel

First ship to use UH-460 Sea Knight helicopter for faster record setting replenishments of the US Naval Seventh Fleet during the Vietnam War

This bell is dedicated to all those who served aboard her and presented to the citizens of Mars Pennsylvania for whom she was named 19 April 2006

 
Erected 2006.
 
Location. 40° 41.766′ N, 80° 0.624′ W. Marker is in Mars, Pennsylvania, in Butler County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pittsburgh Street and Grand Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mars PA 16046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Venango Path (approx. 3 miles away); 1806 Plains Presbyterian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Cranberry Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Butler Short Line (approx. 4.6 miles away); Crider's Corners (approx. 4.8 miles
USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 12, 2012
2. USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell Marker
away); Ogle (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Butler Short Line (approx. 5.3 miles away); Borough of Bradford Woods (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mars.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Site of the USS Mars AFS1. (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. UH-460 Sea Knight Helicopter specifications. The US Naval Historical Center (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. U.S.S. Mars. Hullnumber.com (Submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. War, VietnamWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Mars (AFS-1) image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
3. USS Mars (AFS-1)
UH-46D "Sea Knight" helicopter image. Click for full size.
By PH2 William M. Hopkins, December 1968
4. UH-46D "Sea Knight" helicopter
UH-46D "Sea Knight" helicopter lowers mail to the fantail of USS Decatur (DDG-31), during operations in the South China Sea, December 1968.
The Famous Mars Flying Saucer image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 12, 2012
5. The Famous Mars Flying Saucer
USS Mars AFS-1 Ships Bell Marker is to the left of the UFO
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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