USS Portland Aft Mast, Bell and Memorial Stone

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Title

USS Portland Aft Mast, Bell and Memorial Stone

Description

The Aft mast and shield from the USS Portland, the original bell from the ship inscribed with the date of its commissioning. The mast sits on a concrete plate form with the shield acting a s wall on the ocean side. Between the mast and the shield is the memorial stone which details the ships honors and the men lost during her active period.

Coverage

Date Created

1966

Medium

Steel
Bronze
Granite

Temporal Coverage

1932
1942
1944
1945

Historical Marker Item Type Metadata

Inscription

Front of Stone:
U.S.S PORTLAND CA33
HEAVY CRUISER
W.W. II BATTLE RECORD
CORAL SEA
MIDWAY
GUADALCANAL
KISKA
TARAWA
MAKIN
MARSHALLS
PALAU
HOLLANDIA
LEYTE LANDINGS
SURIGAO STRAIT
MANILA BAY
OKINAWA

ACCEPTED JAPANESE SURRENDER AT TRUK
SEPT. 2, 1945

Back of Stone
Top plaque:

THIS MONUMENT DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEN WHO SERVED ON BOARD
U.S.S PORTLAND

Lower plaque:

THESE GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE
GUADALCANAL 13 NOVEMBER, 1942
JOSEPH B. ALLEN
S2c
CLYDE H. BRAGG
PhM3c
CHARLES M. COMPTON
CPhM
HARRY O. FITZSIMMONS
S1c
JOSEPH R. GOBER
MM1c
LESLIE J. HELM
PhM3c
ERWIN W. HOLTCAMP
AS
RILEY C. HOOK
Pfc USMC
JIMMIE JOHNSON
OC2c
DONALD D. JOYCE
AS
MAYNARD G. LOKKEN
S1c
GERALD FERRO
SC2c
ROBERT G. MATTIX
S1c
FRANKLIN R. OSBORNE
Matt1c
CHARLES G. PARKER
EM2c
HAYES E. ROBERSON, Jr.
S2c
GEORGE A. SULLIVAN
SF3c
DE. ROBERT H. WILLIAMS
Lt. (MC)

ENIWETOK 21 FEBRUARY, 1944

ROBERT H. CARTER
ARM3c
CHARLES M. CORBETT
Ens

OKINAWA 6 MAY, 1945

VANCE D. STONESTREET
AMM3c

“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.” JOHN 15:13

Bell:
U.S.S PORTLAND
1932

Files

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Citation

Arthur Forestall, “USS Portland Aft Mast, Bell and Memorial Stone ,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed September 24, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/313.

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