by Steve Reiss (Dalmdad Landscape Photography - www.dalmdad.com and https://www.facebook.com/Dalmdad.)
In a previous post, I wrote about my visit to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
What I did not mention in that post, but I personally found especially interesting at the cemetery was the USS Bennington Memorial, a 60 feet tall granite obelisk dedicated to the men who lost their lives in a boiler explosion on The USS Bennington (PG-4) in San Diego Harbor on July 21, 1905. The monument was dedicated on January 7, 1908. This memorial is different from the USS Bennington Memorial in Newport, Rhode Island, which honors those who died as a result of a catapult explosion on the USS Bennington (CV-20), a later US navy ship named "Bennington".
|USS Bennington Memorial at Fort Rosecrans|