USS Kearsarge (CV-33)

USS Kearsarge (CV-33) (HM18KF)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.918', W 76° 17.663'

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USS Kearsarge, scheduled to depart for the Mediterranean Sea on June 1, 1948, was anchored off Naval Station, Norfolk in anticipation of an early morning departure.

Sailors and Marines returning to the ship the night of May 31 encountered heavy seas caused by high winds. A boat carrying over 90 men to the ship was swamped and sunk.

Thirty dedicated USS Kearsarge Sailors and Marines drowned in the waters within sight of their ship and the Naval Station, never to sail again.

This plaque is dedicated in their memory by C. Lloyd Johnson
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HM NumberHM18KF
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 4:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384600 N 4078862
Decimal Degrees36.84863333, -76.29438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.918', W 76° 17.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 55.08" N, 76° 17' 39.78" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5183B Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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