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Topic: Mini-memorials by Arizona?, What are they?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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In the pictures of the memorial, you see two white "islands" that are at one end of the memorial.

One of them is fairly close on the right side (looking from the entrance side)... while the other is to the left and a bit away from the site.

What are those exactly?

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PostIcon Posted on: May 27 2001,9:53 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hi Jeff,
Good question! The researcher often overlooks the obvious questions as he delves into other aspects. It is the obvious question that needs responce, too! Thank you!

Along Battleship Row and Carrier Row are the huge concrete mooring quays on to which the ships tied. They became known as "Fox" quays as they had been painted with the large letter "F" followed by the number of the mooring position. Other mooring points had their own numbers assigned, but no all were painted with the position.

When the USS Tennessee and USS Maryland were stuck by the outboard sunken ships, one of the quays was blown up to unstick a ship. [I'll hafta look up which ship]

These "Fox" quays had been painted white and marked with the location of the ships on 7 Dec for better understanding by those visitors to the USS ARizona Memorial. The USS Missouri now blocks view of the quays on to which the USS Maryland tied.
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Just an interesting sidebar. A couple of weeks ago I was watching a tape that we made of the 50th anniversary of the attack. I happened to notice that they had a band seated on one of the mooring quays right by the memorial.
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In reference to David's comment, the demolished quays were those that the Maryland was moored to.   Maryland was pinned in by the capsized Oklahoma.   That space is now filled by the pier for the Missouri.

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