United States Aircraft Carrier Memorial

United States Aircraft Carrier Memorial (HM15T4)

Location: San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 42.812', W 117° 10.388'

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West face:
[Seals of the Department of the Navy: U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps]

"The air fleet of an enemy will never get within striking distance of our coast as long as our aircraft carriers are able to carry the preponderance of airpower to sea," Rear Admiral W. A. Moffett, USN, 1922

The advent of the aircraft carrier revolutionized modern naval warfare. This memorial was conceived by aircraft carrier veterans to honor this nation's carriers and the personnel who proudly served aboard them. Powered by the human soul, these ships changed the course of history.

This site is known as the Old Navy "Fleet Landing"? where countless thousands of servicemen boarded boats that transferred them to their ships.

The names of all U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and their hull numbers are inscribed hereon ? from the smallest to the largest. Every "flattop" is of equal distinction - none above the other. The personnel who manned, fought and in some cases perished aboard these ships were and are a part of the finest Navy and Marine Corps in the world.

Dedicated this
Seventeenth day of February
Nineteen hundred and ninety three


South face:
CV - Fleet Carriers:
CV 1 Langley * CV 2 Lexington * CV 3 Saratoga * CV 4 Ranger * CV 5 Yorktown * CV 6 Enterprise * CV 7 Wasp *CV 8 Hornet * CV 9 Essex* CV 10 Yorktown *CV 11 Intrepid * CV 12 Hornet * CV 13 Franklin* CV 14 Ticonderoga * CV 15 Randolph * CV 16 Lexington *CV 17 Bunker Hill * CV 18 Wasp * CV 19 Hancock * CV 20 Bennington * CV2 1 Boxer * CV 31 Bon Homme Richard * CV 32 Leyte * CV 33 Kearsarge * CV 34 Oriskany * CV 36 Antietam * CV 37 Princeton *CV 38 Shangri-la * CV 39 Lake Champlain * CV 40 Tarawa *CVB 41 Midway *CVB 42 Franklin D. Roosevelt * CVB 43 Coral Sea *CV 45 Valley Forge *CV 47 Philippine Sea * CVA 59 Forrestal * CVA 60 Saratoga * CVA 61 Ranger * CVA 62 Independence * CV A63 Kitty Hawk * CVA 64 Constellation * CVAN 65 Enterprise * CVA 66 America * CVA 67 John F. Kennedy * CVAN 68 Nimitz *CVAN 69 Dwight D. Eisenhower * CVAN 70 Carl Vinson * CVAN 71 Theodore Roosevelt * CVAN 72 Abraham Lincoln * CVAN 73 George Washington * CVAN 74 John C. Stennis * CVAN 75 Harry S. Truman * CVAN 76 Ronald Reagan *

[IX] - Training Carriers:
IX 64 Wolverine* IX 81 Sable

East face:
CVL - Light Carriers
CVL 22 Independence* CVL 23 Princeton* CVL 24 Belleau Wood* CVL 25 Cowpens* CVL 26 Monterey* CVL 27 Langley* CVL 28 Cabot* CVL 29 Bataan* CVL 30 San Jacinto* CVL 48 Saipan* CVL 49 Wright*

CVE - Escort Carriers
CVE 1 Long Island* CVE 9 Bogue* CVE11 Card* CVE 12 Copahee* CVE 13 Core* CVE 16 Nassau* CVE 18 Altamaha* CVE 20 Barnes* CVE 21 Block Island* CVE 23 Breton* CVE 25 Croatan* CVE 26 Sangamon* CVE 27 Suwanee* CVE 28 Chenango* CVE 29 Santee* CVE 30 Charger* CVE 31 Prince William* CVE 55 Casablanca* CVE 56 Liscomb Bay* CVE 57 Coral Sea/Anzio* CVE 58 Corregidor* CVE 59 Mission Bay* CVE 60 Guadalcanal* CVE 61 Manila Bay* CVE 62 Natoma Bay* CVE 63 Midway/St. Lo* CVE 64 Tripoli* CVE 65 Wake Island* CVE 66 White Plains* CVE 67 Solomons* CVE 68 Kalinin Bay* CVE 69 Kasaan Bay* CVE 70 Fanshaw Bay* CVE 71 Kitkum Bay* CVE 72 Tulagi* CVE 73 Gambier Bay* CVE 74 Nehenta Bay* CVE 75 Hoggatt Bay* CVE 76 Kadashan Bay* CVE 77 Marcus Island* CVE 78 Savo Island* CVE 79 Ommaney Bay* CVE 80 Petrof Bay*

North face:
CVE - Escort Carriers, cont.
CVE 81 Rudyerd Bay* CVE 82 Saginaw Bay* CVE 83 Sargent Bay* CVE 84 Shamrock* CVE 85 Shipley Bay* CVE 86 Sitkoh Bay* CVE 87 Steamer Bay* CVE 88 Cape Esperance* CVE 89 Takanis Bay* CVE 90 Thetis Bay* CVE 91 Makassar Strait* CVE 92 Windham Bay* CVE 93 Makin Island* CVE 94 Lunga Point* CVE 95 Bismarck Sea* CVE 96 Salamaua* CVE 97 Hollandia* CVE 98 Kwajalein* CVE 99 Admiralty Islands* CVE 100 Bougainville* CVE 101 Matanikau* CVE 102 Attu* CVE 103 Roi* CVE 104 Munda* CVE 105 Commencement Bay* CVE 106 Block Island* CVE 107 Gilbert Islands* CVE 108 Kula Gulf* CVE 109 Cape Gloucester* CVE 110 Salerno Bay* CVE 111 Vella Gulf* CVE 112 Siboney* CVE 113 Puget Sound* CVE 114 Rendova* CVE 115 Bairoko* CVE 116 Badoeng Strait* CVE 117 Saidor* CVE 118 Sicily* CVE 119 Point Cruz* CVE 120 Mindoro* CVE 122 Palau*

LHA/LPH - Amphibious Assault Ships
LHA 1 Tarawa* LHA 2 Saipan* LHA 3 Belleau Wood* LHA 4 Nassau* LHA 5 Pelelieu*
LPH 2 Iwo Jima* LPH 3 Okinawa* LPH 7 Guadalcanal* LPH 9 Guam* LPH 10 Tripoli* LPH 11 New Orleans* LPH 12 Inchon
LHD 1 Wasp* LHD 2 Essex* LHD3 Kearsarge
Details
HM NumberHM15T4
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Tags
Year Placed1993
Placed ByAircraft Carrier Memorial Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 483774 N 3619543
Decimal Degrees32.71353333, -117.17313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.812', W 117° 10.388'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 48.72" N, 117° 10' 23.28" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949, 310, 510,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-838 N Harbor Dr, San Diego CA 92101, US
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