7.25.2007

Now This Is An Anchor

This anchor can be found at Harriot Island in St Paul. The plaque at the bottom right corner reads:

USS SAINT PAUL
(CA-73) ANCHOR

COMMISSIONED 1945 - DECOMMISSIONED 1971
FIRED THE LAST NAVAL SLAVO IN WORLD WAR II
FIRED THE LAST NAVAL SLAVO IN THE VIETNAM WAR

ANCHOR ORIGINALLY DEDICATED ON
HARRIOT ISLAND OCTOBER 1982

REDEDICATED ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2000

4 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing to see such a large anchor. To think they used to use large stones with a hole in the center tied to a rope.

Carol E. said...

Hmm... guess what. Just today I photographed the bell that is from the USS St. Paul. If it was decommissioned in 1971, I believe it fired the last salvo in the Korean War, not Viet Nam. And I do believe that is what I recall reading on the info with the bell (in the Ramsey County Courthouse.)I hadn't decided whether or not to post a picture of the bell, but maybe now I will.

slinger said...

You are correct, I was flipping back and forth between the photo I had of the plaque and what I was typing. I indeed mistyped the plaque wording.

I'd be interested in seeing the bell photo as well.

Nikolaj Masnikov said...

Wow! It's so huge! :-)