In Memory of the Crew of the U.S.S. Arizona (BB39)The upper 26 feet of the mast before you is the top portion of the main mast of the USS Arizona and is known as the signal mast or "pigsticker"The battleship USS Arizona (BB 39) was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The superstructure above the waterline was removed soon after the attack. Admiral Earnest H. King, Chief of Naval Opertations, sent the signal mast to his hometown of Lorain, Ohio.Commander Edwin C. Keyes, a close friend of Adm. King commanded tht naval armory in Lorain. He had the mast modified and erected at the armory to be used for training purposes. The Navy added the yards (cross pieces). Allen Permach of Lorain Steel Fabricators, made the other modifications including the 36 ft. length added to the botton of the Arizona's original 26 ft. mast. The vertical shaft represents the 1177 crewmen who gave their lives on the "Day of Infamy." The yard stands for all those who served aboard.
|Placed By||U.S.S. Arizona Signal Mast Committee|
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 6:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12S E 398338 N 3701503|
|Decimal Degrees||33.44813333, -112.09380000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 26.888', W 112° 5.628'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 26' 53.28" N, 112° 5' 37.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1501 W Washington St, Phoenix AZ 85007, US|
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