U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56)

U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) (HMXZ0)

Location: Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 Cumberland County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 37.35', W 70° 12.518'

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In memory of the officers and crewmen of the U.S. Navy's Eagle Class Sub-Chaser U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-853 approximately nine miles southeast of this location on Monday, 23 April 1945 with the loss of forty-nine officers and crewmen. Thirteen survivors were rescued. The greatest loss of U.S. Navy personnel in New England waters during World War II.
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HM NumberHMXZ0
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 402486 N 4830655
Decimal Degrees43.62250000, -70.20863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 37.35', W 70° 12.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 37' 21.00" N, 70° 12' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 Captain Strout Cir, Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, US
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