USS Antietam (CV-36) Anchor Historical

USS Antietam (CV-36) Anchor Historical (HM1XT2)

Location: Pensacola, FL 32508 Escambia County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 20.943', W 87° 18.245'

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Weighing 30,057 lb. with an overall height of 15 feet, this anchor was aboard the aircraft carrier Antietam (CV-36) from her commissioning in 1945 before she was sold for scrap in 1973. During a single combat deployment in Korea from November 1951 — March 1952, Antietam's air group flew nearly 6000 sorties, and the ship earned 2 battle stars. Ironically, the last waters in which this anchor was dropped were those of Pensacola Bay, where the Antietam served as a training aircraft carrier during the early 1960s. Typically, an aircraft carrier of Antietam's era would have a anchor chain of over 50 feet, some of the links of which remain on this anchor.
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HM NumberHM1XT2
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 470774 N 3357503
Decimal Degrees30.34905000, -87.30408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.943', W 87° 18.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 56.58" N, 87° 18' 14.7" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola FL 32508, US
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