William Leverett Morrison

William Leverett Morrison (HMQOX)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 8.173', W 80° 5.203'

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Lieutenant-Commander U.S. Naval Reserve Force

— Citizen - Sailor - Officer - Friend —

Last in command of the U.S.S. Wolverine formerly the U.S.S. Michigan the first iron-hulled battleship (1843-1949).

Under his direction, the Pennsylvania Naval Militia in 1910 used the ship as its training base and on April 10, 1917, marched to active duty in the European Theatre of World War 1.

He commanded the ship from 1910 until her last cruise in 1923, when the port piston rod failed from crystallization after exactly 80 years service. Repairs were denied by the Navy Department.

This marker is erected in 1954 as a record of love, respect, reverence and devotion by those who have served under him.
Year Placed1954
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 575474 N 4665303
Decimal Degrees42.13621667, -80.08671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.173', W 80° 5.203'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 10.38" N, 80° 5' 12.18" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 E Front St, Erie PA 16507, US
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