USS Newport News CA-148

USS Newport News CA-148 (HMWKV)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.918', W 76° 17.663'

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At 0100 hours on October 1, 1972, the USS Newport News was firing a support mission off the coast of South Vietnam. An 8 inch projectile jammed in the center gun of Turret Two. The subsequent implosion and fire killed 20 crewmembers and injured 36 others. It is to our fallen shipmates who gave their lives for their country that this memorial is respectfully dedicated by the USS Newport News Reunion Association. They will be with us in spirit forever.
Placed ByUSS Newport News Reunion Association
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384600 N 4078862
Decimal Degrees36.84863333, -76.29438333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.918', W 76° 17.663'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 55.08" N, 76° 17' 39.78" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 313 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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