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Battleship in a Park?

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 December 2017 in Documentary & Street.

Yes, it's all 680 feet (207 meters) of the USS South Dakota, BB-57. Well, it's the concrete outline of that WWII battleship that saw action in the Pacific. Fully loaded, the ship displaced 42,900 tons. The ship's company was 160 officers and 2,113 enlisted personnel.

It was sold for scrap in 1962. Certain items were removed from the ship and are incorporated in this memorial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Part of the Roadside Oddities Series

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

It is very interesting to see how were exploited(run) the pieces of this ship to make a memorial tribute to the soldiers of the war of Pacific

11 Dec 2017 6:00am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

It is very interesting to see how were exploited the pieces of this ship to make a memorial tribute to the soldiers of the war of Pacific

11 Dec 2017 6:00am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A huge crowd of people was at risk on a large ship that took part in battles at sea. They deserve all the respect that can be shown to them.

11 Dec 2017 6:09am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique point de vue. )

11 Dec 2017 6:34am

Martine from Brest, France

C'est très joli avec tous ces drapeaux.

11 Dec 2017 7:04am

Pascale from France

Une très belle manière de faire cet hommage.
Bonne journée Steve

11 Dec 2017 7:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, perspective & colors!

11 Dec 2017 7:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As JP is saying, the number of people involved at the time of action is sure something to remember . . I rather like the whole idea here.

11 Dec 2017 8:37am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

interesting capture !

11 Dec 2017 9:32am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A beautiful tribute! Thank you for sharing!

11 Dec 2017 10:54am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A fine PoV which highlights this memorial's massiveness!! Great capture with nice colors!

11 Dec 2017 12:57pm

willy from Belgium

un hommage original Steve

superbe photograhie


11 Dec 2017 1:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Your point of view is perfect to appreciate the beauty of this memorial.

11 Dec 2017 1:25pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Indeed....a real ship in the green !

11 Dec 2017 1:30pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What an amazing way to honor this ship and her crew. Great doc shot.

11 Dec 2017 2:48pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


11 Dec 2017 3:02pm

Devi from Chennai, India

amazing narration and a great shot !

11 Dec 2017 3:11pm

jean pierre a from France

bel hommage!! amitiés

11 Dec 2017 3:44pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This is a very creative memorial to the USS South Dakota.

11 Dec 2017 3:52pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine picture of this novel memorial. I like the added information too. Well done.

11 Dec 2017 4:06pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle ta photo !

11 Dec 2017 4:32pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and colors .

11 Dec 2017 5:53pm

sherri from Arkansas, United States

i can see that

beautiful tribute

11 Dec 2017 6:58pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Nice composition and perspective.

11 Dec 2017 9:13pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Amazing and awesome!!! This is Huge ;-) Grest dhot, Steve!

11 Dec 2017 10:36pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Superb capture. It really looks like a ship. Excellent composition.

11 Dec 2017 11:01pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice view of the park

12 Dec 2017 12:51am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is so interesting. It certainly gives perspective as to the length and size of the battleship. A wonderful way to memorialize the USS South Dakota. I like all of the colorful flags. Wonderful point of view.

12 Dec 2017 2:39am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of the park and interesting information. Lovely. :)

12 Dec 2017 4:28am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un bateaqu en herbe et ce mur blanc et tous ces drapeaux sueprbe
Merci et belle journée

12 Dec 2017 6:25am