A New View of an Old Ship

A New View of an Old Ship (HM1CTH)

Location: Boston, MA 02129 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 22.323', W 71° 3.262'

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USS Cassin Young (DD-793)

— Charlestown Naval Yard, Boston National Historical Park —

Since 1981, millions of visitors have walked the decks of USS CASSIN YOUNG, experiencing her history and heroics. Now they have the opportunity to see a new side of this "greyhound of the sea" - what lies below the waterline.

Boasting 5-inch guns and made of steel, this FLETCHER-class destroyer was built in California during 1943. While taking part in numerous Pacific engagements, she survived two kamikaze strikes off the coast of Okinawa in 1945.

Today, she sits on keel blocks in Dry Dock One, where workers will clean and restore the 5/8 inch hull-which gave destroyers the nickname "Tin Cans". USS CASSIN YOUNG in dry dock serves to remind us of the traditions of the Charlestown Navy Yard and the role it continues to play in repairing ships and preserving them for future generations.

To learn more about this ship, the dry dock, and this historic Navy Yard, ask a Park Ranger.

Photo caption: bottom, left corner of marker:
This ship's namesake, Captain Cassin Young, receives the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Photo caption: bottom, center left on marker:
The aftermath of a Japanese kamikaze attack on USS CASSIN YOUNG on July 30, 1945.

DD-793 was built December 1943: Length 376 feet-6 inches; Beam 39 feet-8 inches; Draft 17 feet-9 inches; Displacement 2050 tons standard; Top Speed 36 knots (41 mph); Crew 325.
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HM NumberHM1CTH
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series, and the National Historic Landmarks series.
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Placed ByU.S. Dept. of the Interior: National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330853 N 4693129
Decimal Degrees42.37205000, -71.05436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.323', W 71° 3.262'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 19.38" N, 71° 3' 15.72" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 198 3rd St, Boston MA 02129, US
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