USS Mars Ship's Bell
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
N 40° 41.764 W 080° 00.625
17T E 583607 N 4505489
Quick Description: The bell from this military supply ship is displayed in the town square of Mars, PA -- next to a flying saucer and, in an ironic juxtaposition, next to a peace pole.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2006 6:44:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM11TB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
Views: 85

Long Description:
The USS Mars was the first ship in the Mars class of seven combat resupply vessels. The Mars was commissioned on December 21, 1963 (see 1963 date on bell), and operated from its home port of Oakland, CA until being decommissioned on February 1, 1993. For more information, and photos of this class of ship, see this web page.

After the ship's retirement from service, the Borough of Mars, Pennsylvania obtained the ship's bell for display in Grand Avenue Park, right in the center of town. The flying saucer is a famous local landmark that is also found here.
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