San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation

San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation (HM25YJ)

Location: San Diego, CA 92101 San Diego County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 42.832', W 117° 10.609'

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The Promise 1908 - 1910

In 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt sent America's battleships, called the Great White Fleet, on a world cruise. Dispatched largely as a goodwill gesture to Japan, the Fleet was scheduled to make San Francisco its first U.S. stop.

Led by local businessman John D. Spreckles, a group of San Diego businessmen seeking federal investment in their city, chartered a steamer and met the Fleet off Baja California. They convinced the Fleet's commander that they would be enthusiastically welcome by the city.

On April 14, 1908, 16 battleships dropped anchor off the beach just south of the entry to San Diego Harbor. True to the promise made by the delegation, more than 20,000 people flocked to the shore to welcome the Fleet.
HM NumberHM25YJ
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Date Added Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 483429 N 3619580
Decimal Degrees32.71386667, -117.17681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 42.832', W 117° 10.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 42' 49.92" N, 117° 10' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949, 310, 510,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego CA 92101, US
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