The Arkansas

The Arkansas (HM273J)

Location: Jonesboro, AR 72401 Craighead County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 50.27', W 90° 42.338'

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This is the 16,000 pound anchor off the bow of the nuclear powered guided missile cruiser USS Arkansas, CGN-41. This anchor was placed here in grateful memory of those who served aboard her. Four ships of the United States Navy and one of the Confederate States Navy have borne the name Arkansas. The first USS Arkansas was a wooden hulled barkentine-rigged steamer in the American Civil War. The second, BM-7, was a single-turreted monitor. The third USS Arkansas, BB-33, a Wyoming-class battleship, saw action in the Mexican American War, WWI and WWII including combat action against the Japanese at Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. CGN-41 was 586 feet long, 63 feet at the beam and displaced 1,600 tons. She was powered by two nuclear power plants. Her crew was 45 officers and 540 enlisted. The ship was armed with antiaircraft and Tomahawk cruise missiles. It participated in Desert Storm in 1991. She was launched in 1978 and decommissioned in 1998. After CGN-41 was decommissioned Craighead County Judge Dale Haas requested that Governor Mike Huckabee assist in securing the anchor from the Arkansas for display as part of our veterans monument.
HM NumberHM273J
Placed ByParagould Monument Co
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 707225 N 3968392
Decimal Degrees35.83783333, -90.70563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 50.27', W 90° 42.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 50' 16.2" N, 90° 42' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 476-558 Union St, Jonesboro AR 72401, US
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