U.S. Gunboat Carondelet

U.S. Gunboat Carondelet (HM1Y5A)

Location: Dover, TN 37058 Stewart County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 29.721', W 87° 51.397'

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February 14 1862

The onshore Columbiad fired projectiles that tore all the way through the gunboat, showering sailors with splinters. When Carondelet's acting starboard bow gunner, John Hall, saw shots coming, he crouched down and called out "Down!" His me then stood clear of portholes. Some foolhardy crewman ignored Hall's warnings. An incoming 32-pound shot tore off one gunner's cap—and the heads of two men who didn't duck. One engineer said the shot "seemed to bound after the men like a wild beast pursuing its prey."
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HM NumberHM1Y5A
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 423280 N 4039233
Decimal Degrees36.49535000, -87.85661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 29.721', W 87° 51.397'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 29' 43.26" N, 87° 51' 23.82" W
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Area Code(s)931
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lock D Loop, Dover TN 37058, US
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