USS Minneapolis (CA36)
The heavy cruiser USS MINNEAPOLIS was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. She was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and commissioned 19 May 1934. MINNEAPOLIS was at sea off Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked on 7 December 1941. From then, until hostilities ended in August 1945, MINNEAPOLIS operated almost continuously as a key unit of the US Pacific Fleet. She fought in at least 25 major engagements, for which she earned 17 battle stars; including such significant battles as Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Tassafaronga, Wake, Kwajalein, the Marshalls, Hollandia, the Marianas, Leyte Gulf, the Phillipines [sic] Invasion, and Okinawa. She was badly damaged during the battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942, but survived to fight again, and again. MINNEAPOLIS ended her distinguished career on 10 February 1947 when she was decommissioned. Her bell was presented to the City of Minneapolis by the US Navy in early 1960, and has resided since then with the Hennepin County Historical Society. The bell is being exhibited through the courtesy of the Society.
In grateful memory of
the Officers and Men who served in
The U.S.S. Minneapolis CA-36
Commissioned 1934 - Philadelphia Navy Yard
Decommissioned 1946 - Philadelphia Navy Yard
May 19, 1984
The 50th Anniversary of Her Commissioning
Erected by City of 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 Minnesota (BB22) (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagles (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesley United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Architects and Engineers Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loring Park: Basilica and Churches (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
Also see . . .
1. USS Minneapolis (CA 36). (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USS Minneapolis (CA 36) at Naval History and Heritage Command. (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. USS Minneapolis (CA-36) Association. (Submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II • 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 184 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.