in the Homeport of Naval HistoryBattleships bearing the name Wisconsin have graced the waters off Norfolk and Hampton Roads since the beginning of the twentieth century. Ornately designed to show-off the "Stars and Stripes" of the United States, the first battleship Wisconsin (BB-9) was commissioned in 1901. John Philip Sousa and the United States Marine Corps Band once performed patriotic marches from the wooden decks of the first Wisconsin. In 1906, President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt traveled to Norfolk with many other Americans to bid farewell to the first Wisconsin sailing on a two year voyage around the world with the famed "Great White Fleet." Serving primarily as a Midshipman training ship during World War I, the first Wisconsin was scrapped in 1922.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia: Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail series|
|Placed By||City of Norfolk|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 384612 N 4078759|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84770000, -76.29423333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.862', W 76° 17.654'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 51.72" N, 76° 17' 39.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 246 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US|
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