The Tulip Disaster

The Tulip Disaster (HM168G)

Location: St Inigoes, MD 20684 St Mary's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 9.731', W 76° 25.438'

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On November 11, 1864, U.S.S. Tulip
converted lighthouse tender gunboat,
acting master William H. Smith, U.S. Navy
commanding, departed this area for
Washington for boiler repair. When
off Piney Point, she blew up and sank,
presumably due to the defective boiler.
Of her total company of fifty-seven
officers and enlisted men, only ten
were saved and two of those died later.
Eight, whose remains were among
those recovered but could not be
identified, were buried on this site.
HM NumberHM168G
Year Placed1958
Placed ByAdmiral A. M. Pride of the Patuxent Naval Air Test Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 375252 N 4224767
Decimal Degrees38.16218333, -76.42396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 9.731', W 76° 25.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 9' 43.86" N, 76° 25' 26.28" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 47784 Cross Manor Rd, St Inigoes MD 20684, US
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