USS Minnesota (BB22)
The battleship USS MINNESOTA was the second US Navy to bear the name. She was built at Newport News, VA, and commissioned 9 March 1907. MINNESOTA sailed in late 1907 as a member of the 16 ship "Great White Fleet" on a round-the-world goodwill mission. MINNESOTA served with distinction in World War I. Her long and useful life as a major unit of the US Navy came to an end on 1 December 1921, when she was decommissioned. Her bell was presented to the City of Minneapolis for display in December 1990, by the Navy League of the United States, Twin Cities Council.
Erected by City in Minneapolis.
Location. 44° 58.206′ N, 93° 16.524′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Grant Street / 2nd Avenue east of Marquette Avenue / 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Convention Center Plaza, Minneapolis MN 55403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Minneapolis (CA36) (here, next to this marker);
Also see . . .
1. USS Minnesota (BB-22), 1907-1924. (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. BB-22 USS Minnesota. (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.