Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S.S. United States
Erected 1983 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 56.487′ N, 75° 8.459′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South Columbus Blvd. Touch for map. The marker is located on the driveway of the Chart House Restaurant and next to the dock of the Spirit of Philadelphia. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mason-Dixon Survey (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Decatur (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) Queen Village / The New Market and Head House (approx. ¼ mile away); Society Hill / The New Market and Head House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . American sailors humiliate their English counterparts in ship-to-ship battle. A brief synopsis of the USS United States vs. HMS Macedonian battle by the National Park Service: After capturing the British frigate Macedonian in a brutal engagement, Stephen Decatur and his crew came home to a hero’s welcome, sharing $300,000 in prize money. Though strategically insignificant, the loss of the Macedonian was a major blow to the Royal Navy’s prestige and aura of invincibility. (Submitted on May 20, 2015.)
Categories. • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 4. submitted on May 20, 2015. 5. submitted on December 5, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.