Navy Days at Fort Jefferson Historical

Navy Days at Fort Jefferson Historical (HM1W55)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 24° 37.668', W 82° 52.404'

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Dry Tortugas National Park

In 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine sailed from this anchorage to her destruction in La Habana harbor. "Remember the Maine" became the rallying cry for the Spanish-American War that followed. The anchorage served the navy through World War I.

(upper right) On this concrete pad was one of the coaling facilities that fueled navy ships from 1901 to 1906. During navy occupation, the channel was dredged to accommodate deep-draft vessels in a protected anchorage adjacent to the fort.

(lower right) A few seaplanes were based at Fort Jefferson during World War I to patrol nearby shipping lanes.
HM NumberHM1W55
Placed ByNational Park Service, US Department of Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 310368 N 2725027
Decimal Degrees24.62780000, -82.87340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 37.668', W 82° 52.404'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 37' 40.08" N, 82° 52' 24.24" W
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Area Code(s)305
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Key West FL 33040, US
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