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Disaster Memorials
Description:
Locations that feature a memorial for a disaster.
Expanded Description:
Wikipedia defines a disaster as the impact of a natural or man-made hazard that negatively affects society or environment.

Wikipedia defines a memorial as object which serves as a memory of something, usually a person (who has died) or an event. However, for the purpose of this category, we will use a subset of this definition to define a memorial.

Memorials for disasters, whether it be natural, technological, or sociological will all be accepted here. A natural disaster is the consequence of when a potential natural hazard becomes a physical event (e.g. volcanic eruption, earthquake, landslide) and this interacts with human activities. Disasters having an element of human intent, negligence, error or the ones involving the failure of a system are called man-made disasters. Man-made hazards are in turn categorized as technological or sociological. Technological hazards are results of failure of technology, such as engineering failures, transport accidents or environmental disasters. Sociological hazards have a strong human motive, such as crime, stampedes, riots and war.

Some examples of disasters that would qualify would be the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, Hurricane Katrina, and the Air France Flight 4590 Concorde crash in 2000. A good source for a list of disasters is Wikipedia.

To be accepted these memorials will need to be more than just a sign or marker which marks the location of a disaster. The category officers will have the final say in what meets the definition of a disaster.

Fire Memorials and War Memorials will be excluded since there already are categories for those disaster memorials.
Instructions for Posting a Disaster Memorials Waymark:
1. Name the waymark after the disaster. Include the city, state, and or country after the name. Example: Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial - Oklahoma City, OK.
2. Coordinates should be taken at the memorial location and not derived from Google earth or a similar website.
3. At least two photos are required. One photo showing a closeup of the memorial so that all of the words are legible. A second photo should be a wide shot of the memorial showing the memorial in it's surroundings. The more photos included the better your waymark will be. Include photos of any plaques that list the day of dedication and / or who erected this memorial. All photos should be personally taken by you and not found on the internet.
4. Please describe the disaster and what it was. If the writeup was taken from a website, please give credit from where it was taken.
5. Make every effort to find out all of the information for the variables. Some of them are optional, but if the information is available, then they are required.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photo of the memorial from a different angle or view than what is already posted is requested. If a camera is not available, please give a detailed description so that we can get an idea of your visit. Please list anything that has changed since the waymark was created.
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Image for Winter Hill air disaster memorial — Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Manview gallery
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Disaster MemorialsWinter Hill air disaster memorial — Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man

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The Winter Hill air disaster occurred on 27 February 1958 when the Silver City Bristol 170 (G-AICS) travelling from the Isle of Man to Manchester crashed into Winter Hill, 35 people died and seven were injured

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 12/1/2016

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsWalkerton Water Tragedy Memorial - Walkerton, ON

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Memorial Garden for the victims of the Walkerton Tragedy

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 11/15/2016

last visited: never

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Argonaut (SS-166) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that over 100 men were lost when the Japanese sunk this submarine January 10, 1943.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 11/11/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsOctober 2000 Landslide - Gondo, VS, Switzerland

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A memorial stone on the central square in Gondo commemmorates the disastrous flood of October 14, 2000.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Wallis (VS), Switzerland

date approved: 10/15/2016

last visited: never

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Disaster Memorials1939 Flood - Morehead Kentucky

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The plaque is placed on the east wall of the Chamber of Commerce office (formerly the C&O passenger depot) on First Street next to a small brass plate, which shows the high water mark from the 1939 flood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Crazy4horses

location: Kentucky

date approved: 10/9/2016

last visited: 10/9/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Bullhead (SS-332) - San Diego, CA

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This memorial records the names of 84 men who were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese on August 6, 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/22/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Lagarto (SS-371) - San Diego, CA

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This memorial records the names 88 men who were lost when the sub was sunk by a Japanese mineslayer on May 4, 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Trigger (SS-237) - San Diego, CA

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This memorial records the names about 89 men who were lost when the sub was apparently sunk by the Japanese on March 28, 1945.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Scamp (SS-277) - San Diego, CA

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This memorial records the names about 83 men who were lost when the sub was apparently sunk by the Japanese on November 11, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Albacore (SS-218) - San Diego, CA

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This memorial records the names about 84 men who were lost when the sub hit a mine November 7, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Harder (SS-257) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that 81 men were lost when sunk by the Japanese August 24, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Robalo - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that 81 men were lost. 77 of them when the sub was struck by a mine July 26, 1944 and 4 later as POWs.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Golet (SS-361) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 82 men were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese June 14, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Gudgeon (SS-211) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 79 men were lost when the sub was lost April 16, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Escolar (SS-294) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that 82 men were lost - probably by hitting a mine October 17, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Trout (SS-202) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 81 men were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese on February 29, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Grayback (SS-208) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 80 men were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese on February 27, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Tullibee (SS-284) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 79 men were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese on March 26, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Herring (SS-233) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 88 men were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese on June 1, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS S-28 (SS-133) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 50 men were lost when the sub was lost July 4, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Flier - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 78 men were lost when the sub hit a mine August 13, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Seawolf (SS-197) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 101 men were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese October 24, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Shark (SS-314) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that 87 men were lost when the sub was sunk by the Japanese October 24, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/15/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Tang (SS-306) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 78 men were lost when lost when sunk by the Japanese October 24, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/13/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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Disaster MemorialsUSS Growler (SS-215) - San Diego, CA

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The Memorial notes that about 80 men were lost when lost when sunk by the Japanese November 8, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: California

date approved: 9/13/2016

last visited: 8/30/2016

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