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Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial

 
 
Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
1. Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker
Close up of Main Marker inscription
Inscription.
Marker 1
USS Portland CA33 Heavy Cruiser W.W. II Battle Record Coral Sea Midway Guadalcanal Kiska Tarawa Makin Marshalls Palau Hollandia Leyte Landings Leyte Landings Surigo Strait Manila Bay Okinawa Accepted Japanese Surrender at Truk Sept. 2, 1945

Marker 2
To honor all Marines who served aboard the gallant ship. Presented by the United States Seagoing Marine Association
 
Location. 43° 39.945′ N, 70° 14.401′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Promendade and Vesper Street, on the right on Eastern Promendade. Touch for map. Marker is located in Fort Allan Park at the entrance to Casco Bay. Marker is in this post office area: Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arctic Campaign Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Portland Maine Fort Allen Park GAR memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Boxer and Enterprise (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Maine Memorial (about 300 feet away); George Cleeves Memorial

Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
2. Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker
Smaller marker detail
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles F. Eastman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Portland Observatory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tug Stamford Propeller (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
3. Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker
Main marker long view
Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
4. Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker
Smaller marker detail
Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
5. Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker
Additional part of the monument The rear mast, and bell of the ship.
Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 29, 2016
6. Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial Marker
Additional marker describing the USS Portland
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 29, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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