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USS Randolph Aircraft Carrier - Sullivan North HS - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 33.621 W 082° 30.106
17S E 365608 N 4047151
Quick Description: 15 Ton Anchor from Essex Class Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/18/2009 7:38:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM78DD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member paldog0603
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Long Description:
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15 Ton Anchor from Essex Class Aircraft Carrier USS Randolph CV-CVA-CVS 15
Commissioned Oct. 9 1944 - Decommissioned 1969
Served with distinction in Pacific during World War II survived kamikazi hit at Ulithi. Later joined fleets in Atlantic and Mediterranean. Played a part role in America's early space program recovering Astronaut Gus Grissom from Mercury Space Capsule. Returned John Glenn - First American to orbit Earth - to Grand Turk Island for his medical exam.
Donated by USS Randolph Reunion Association

Photos of the USS Randolph can be seen at (visit link)

Located in front of Sullivan South High School which is in the north Kingsport, TN area.

Another anchor from this ship is located at Toms Run, New Jersey (Waymark WM6KJA). And at the University of Texas (Austin) (Waymark WM3V8F).
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