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.
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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