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USS Essex (CV-9) Anchor

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Location: 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola FL
County: Escambia
Coordinates: N 30° 20.936    W 087° 18.205
  30.34893333    -87.30341666
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


USS Essex (CV-9) Anchor

Stamped with its weight of 30,210 lb., this anchor was manufactured at the Norfolk Navy Yard in 1942 and installed on the aircraft carrier Essex (CV-9), which was commissioned the same year. This anchor was aboard the carrier until her decommissioning in 1975, having over the course of more than three decades of service splashed into forward anchorages and ports of call in the Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean. During a succession of World War II victories, the Essex earned a Presidential Unit Citation and 13 battle stars. In the Korean War, she received a Navy unit commendation and 4 battle stars.


at the Naval Air Station Pensacola