USS Minneapolis (CA36)

USS Minneapolis (CA36) (HM1PVQ)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55403 Hennepin County
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N 44° 58.206', W 93° 16.524'

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The heavy cruiser USS MINNEAPOLIS was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. She was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and commissioned 19 May 1934. MINNEAPOLIS was at sea off Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked on 7 December 1941. From then, until hostilities ended in August 1945, MINNEAPOLIS operated almost continuously as a key unit of the US Pacific Fleet. She fought in at least 25 major engagements, for which she earned 17 battle stars; including such significant battles as Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Tassafaronga, Wake, Kwajalein, the Marshalls, Hollandia, the Marianas, Leyte Gulf, the Phillipines [sic] Invasion, and Okinawa. She was badly damaged during the battle of Tassafaronga on 30 November 1942, but survived to fight again, and again. MINNEAPOLIS ended her distinguished career on 10 February 1947 when she was decommissioned. Her bell was presented to the City of Minneapolis by the US Navy in early 1960, and has resided since then with the Hennepin County Historical Society. The bell is being exhibited through the courtesy of the Society.
In grateful memory of
the Officers and Men who served in
The U.S.S. Minneapolis CA-36
Commissioned 1934 - Philadelphia Navy Yard
World War II - 17 Battle Stars
Decommissioned 1946 - Philadelphia Navy Yard
May 19, 1984
The 50th Anniversary of Her Commissioning
Placed ByCity of Minneapolis
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Date Added Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 478282 N 4979665
Decimal Degrees44.97010000, -93.27540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.206', W 93° 16.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 12.36" N, 93° 16' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)612, 651
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138-148 E Grant St, Minneapolis MN 55403, US
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