W.W. II Anchor

W.W. II Anchor (HM1BJ6)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 48.716', W 87° 37.438'

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This anchor was used on the fleet Submarine U.S.S. Balao (SS-285). The Balao was commissioned in February 1943.

She received 9 battle stars for sinking 7 Japanese ships during her W.W. II service. The Balao was decommissioned in June 1963.

She was used as a target and sunk in September 1963. Her conning tower, which is now on display at the Washington Naval Yard, and this anchor are all that remain of the U.S.S Balao.
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HM NumberHM1BJ6
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 442931 N 3852364
Decimal Degrees34.81193333, -87.62396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.716', W 87° 37.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 42.96" N, 87° 37' 26.28" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 91-133 Veterans Park Dr, Florence AL 35630, US
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