USS Oakland Mast

USS Oakland Mast (HM1D9M)

Location: Oakland, CA 94607 Alameda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 48.392', W 122° 19.338'

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The ship's mast in front of you is salvaged from the USS Oakland, an anti-aircraft cruiser - typical of many ships that received supplies sent from the Oakland Naval Supply Depot during World War II. The Oakland was assigned to the fast carrier strike force. The force was a self-defending convoy of aircraft carriers, battleships, destroyers, submarines and cruisers, equipped to travel at speeds over 30 knots. The Oakland participated in many of the war's major battles and historic actions, earning nine Battle Stars and numerous other medals.

Life of a ship:
Construction began at Bethlehem Steel, San Francisco, July 1941
Launched, October 1942
Commissioned - official acceptance into the Navy, July 1943
Sailed for Pearl Harbor, November 1943
Decommissioned - retired from active duty, 1949
Struck from active list, March 1959
Sold for scrap, December 1959
Mainmast & nameplate salvaged by the Navy and presented to Oakland: November 1965
HM NumberHM1D9M
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 559656 N 4184566
Decimal Degrees37.80653333, -122.32230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.392', W 122° 19.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 23.52" N, 122° 19' 20.28" W
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Area Code(s)510, 559, 415, 925, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3660 Middle Harbor Rd, Oakland CA 94607, US
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