By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

U. S. S. Vincennes - Vincennes, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 40.782 W 087° 31.998
16S E 453612 N 4281368
Quick Description: There were four of them. 1 sunk, 2 decommissioned, and 1 still out there.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 9:51:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM4NK1
Views: 49

Long Description:

Memorial Erected by: The City of Vincennes.
County of Memorial: Knox County.
Location of Memorial: 2nd St. & Patrick Henry Dr., city park, E. end of Wabash River Bridge, Vincennes.

Monument Text:
Each a Man-of-War, these ships of the United States Navy carried out missions which expanded Global knowledge, opened avenues of international culture and commercial exchange. Expressed policies of peace and amity, and in time of conflict, defended the ideals of general liberty, personal freedom and human dignity throughout the world.


24 GUN SLOOP OF WAR
Commissioned Aug. 27, 1826
Decommissioned Aug. 28, 1865

HEAVY CRUISER CA 44
Commissioned Feb. 27, 1937
Sunk Aug. 9, 1942

LIGHT CRUISER CL 64
Commissioned Jan. 22, 1944
Decommissioned Sept. 10, 1946

AEGIS CRUISER CG 49
Commissioned July 6, 1985

Commemorating

The Patriotism, devotion to duty, valor, energy and seamanship of those Americans who served in the ships

U. S. S. VINCENNES


More on each:
The First USS Vincennes: 24 Gun Sloop of War
The Second USS Vincennes: CA 44 Heavy Cruiser
The Third USS Vincennes: CL 64 Light Cruiser
The Current USS Vincennes: CG 49 Aegis Cruiser
Type of vessel: Cruisers, details see long description

Hours of use: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: no vessel

Date: 01/01/2000

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Logs to Waymarks in this category should include your personal photos along with any additional information you learned while visiting the site. We would also like to hear any personal stories you may have if you were a veteran that served aboard one of the vessels associated with the Waymark; or if you are a descendant of a veteran that was associated with the same. Additional photos of the veteran (especially those taken of the veteran while aboard the
vessel!) are always welcome.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Military Ships and Submarines (Decommissioned)
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
seabee89 visited U. S. S. Vincennes - Vincennes, IN 12/21/2009 seabee89 visited it