The Bluejackets

The Bluejackets (HM232X)

Location: Morehead, KY 40351 Rowan County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 11.268', W 83° 26.021'

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As its primary support of the war effort in World War II, this campus hosted the training of more than 4,400 sailors as shipboard electricians between June 1942 and July 1944. The U.S. Navy Training School (Electrical) had 600 trainees at a time, coming directly from basic training. The "Bluejackets" lived in Thompson and Mays Halls during their four-month tours. The sailors went from MSU to wartime duty stations aboard U.S. warships, many never to return. Thanks to the leadership and patriotism of President William H. Vaughan and Dean Warren C. Lappin, the Navy's presence helped MSU survive the strains of wartime rationing and low enrollments.
HM NumberHM232X
Year Placed2001
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 7:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 286859 N 4229451
Decimal Degrees38.18780000, -83.43368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 11.268', W 83° 26.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 11' 16.08" N, 83° 26' 1.26" W
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Area Code(s)606
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 260 University Blvd, Morehead KY 40351, US
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