The Princeton Bell

The Princeton Bell (HM6TX)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Mercer County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 20.91', W 74° 39.911'

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(One of the very few relics left of the famous war vessel)

This bell was especially cast for the U.S.S. Princeton, which was commanded by our late fellow-townsman, the illustrious Captain Robert F. Stockton, under whose patronage "The Princeton" was built. On February 28th, 1844, she was taken for a pleasure trip down the Potomac River, having on board President Tyler and his cabinet and other distinguished guests, invited by Captain Stockton to witness the performance of the vessel and her machinery. One of the guns, called "The Peacemaker" exploded, injuring many people, among them Captain Stockton himself, and killing Hon. Abel P. Upshur, Secretary of State, Thomas W. Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy, Captain Beverly Kennon, of the Navy, Virgil Maxcy, and Colonel David Gardner.

By special invitation of Captain Stockton the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Princeton attended the launching of "The Princeton" on Thursday, September 7, 1843.
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HM NumberHM6TX
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:34pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 528434 N 4466492
Decimal Degrees40.34850000, -74.66518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.91', W 74° 39.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 54.60" N, 74° 39' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Bayard Ln, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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