First Shipboard Landing

First Shipboard Landing (HMC32)

Location: San Bruno, CA 94066 San Mateo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.175', W 122° 25.151'

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On 18 January 1911, EUGENE ELY flew a Curtis Pusher biplane from this location, Tanforan Park, and landed on a wooden platform constructed aboard the Navy Cruiser USS Pennsylvania anchored in the San Francisco Bay. The first shipboard landing, an event of international impact, contributed significantly to the development of Naval aviation.
HM NumberHMC32
Year Placed1976
Placed ByWestern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, San Bruno, 15 May 1976
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 6:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 551245 N 4165616
Decimal Degrees37.63625000, -122.41918333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.175', W 122° 25.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 10.50" N, 122° 25' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)650, 415, 408
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1236 Sea Biscuit Ave, San Bruno CA 94066, US
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