USS Bennington (PG-4) Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
N 32° 41.396 W 117° 14.665
11S E 477088 N 3616940
Quick Description: The USS Bennington (PG-4) memorial is located in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 4:39:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VQ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 29

Long Description:
The USS Bennington (PG-4) memorial is located in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, California. This tall granite obelisk memorial is located in the northeast corner of the cemetery overlooking San Diego harbor.

USS Bennington (PG-4), also known as "Gunboat No. 4," was a gunboat of the United States Navy. Named for the town of Bennington, Vermont, she was laid down in June, 1888 at the Delaware River Iron Works in Chester, Pennsylvania; launched on 3 June 1890; sponsored by Miss Anne Aston; and commissioned at the New York Navy Yard on 20 June 1891, with Commander Royal B. Bradford in command.

On the morning of 21 July 1905, while preparing to get underway in San Diego Bay, two boilers burst showering the vessel with live steam and scalding water. The ship sank but was subsequently refloated. 1 officer (Ensign Newman K. Perry) and 65 men were killed. This memorial was erected by the officers and men of the US Navy Pacific Fleet to commemorate the loss of their shipmates. The monument was dedicated on January 7, 1908.

(Courtesy of Wikopedia)

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery is situated in city of San Diego on the Fort Rosecrans Military Reservation, Point Loma, California. The cemetery is located approximately 10 miles west of downtown San Diego, overlooking the bay and the city. Fort Rosecrans is named after William Starke Rosecrans, a Union general in the American Civil War.

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Type of memorial: Monument

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