USS Sacramento (PG-19)

USS Sacramento (PG-19) (HMAQZ)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Sacramento County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 34.808', W 121° 30.432'

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"The Galloping Ghost of the China Coast"

— 1914 - 1946 —

As part of our nation's maritime history, USS Sacramento steamed more than one-half million miles during her proud service in the United States Navy.
She logged 64,000 miles convoying 483 ships through submarine-infested European waters during World War I. Moved to the Pacific in 1922, the gun boat's presence was witnessed during the Russian and Chinese revolutions.
Called the "Galloping Ghost of the China Coast", USS Sacramento was a positive symbol of America's concern for stability in the Western Pacific. From aiding earthquake victims in Yokohama, Japan in 1924, to engaging in battle on the Yangtze River in China in 1937, USS Sacramento and her crews performed with distinction.
At Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, she performed with valor, firing 18,000 rounds, downing two attacking aircraft and rescuing 27 crewmen from the battleship Oklahoma.
Late in 1942, USS Sacramento returned to California where she spent the remainder of the training gun crews for battle. In 1946, the veteran gunboat was decommissioned and her ship's bell was placed in storage on the East Coast.
The bell was presented to the City in 1984, by the Sacramento Navy League on behalf of the United States Navy and all who served on board this gallant Ship.
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630027 N 4271241
Decimal Degrees38.58013333, -121.50720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.808', W 121° 30.432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 48.48" N, 121° 30' 25.92" W
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Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50-78 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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