USS Iowa (BB-61)

USS Iowa (BB-61) (HMWKX)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.919', W 76° 17.664'

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On the morning of April 19, 1989, USS Iowa (BB-61) was underway north of Puerto Rico conducting routine training exercises when the #2 16" gun turret exploded, killing 47 men working within its steel-encased bulkheads.

"They were just men with dreams all their own, Doing the work of their country far from their home."

This plaque is sponsored by the Veterans Association of USS Iowa in loving memory of the 47 who died in the line of duty.
Placed ByVeterans Association of USS Iowa
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384598 N 4078864
Decimal Degrees36.84865000, -76.29440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.919', W 76° 17.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 55.14" N, 76° 17' 39.84" 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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