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USS San Diego Memorial
San Diego
This monumental public artwork provides long overdue commemoration of the distinguished service of the cruiser USS San Diego and her crew, serving as a perpetual reminder of their selfless contribution to victory in World War II. The memorial is an original artwork designed by noted sculptors Eugene Daub and Louis Quaintance for the USS San Diego (CL 53) Memorial Association, which is donating it to the Port District for the benefit of the people of San Diego. The memorial's complimentary components serve to remember, inform, illustrate and inspire. The monument's soaring 28-foot apex, which resembles a ship's bow, forms a distinctive landmark on the San Diego waterfront. Four adjoining walls of polished carnelian granite and composite terra cotta are arranged on a V-shaped footprint, which encompasses a magnificent artistic map of the Pacific Theater. The colored terrazzo map depicts the ocean areas and contiguous land masses of East Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands. Embedded brass and zinc strips mark the wartime track of the USS San Diego as well as the equator, latitude and longitude lines. Brass lettering identifies key geographical features, and five-pointed brass stars mark the engagements for which the ship earned its 18 battle stars in World War II.
Copyright: William Salisbury
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 4000x2000
Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 08/10/2014
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