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1923: USS Marblehead commissioned
October 8, 2019
U.S.S. Marblehead (CL-12) commissioned by the smashing of a champagne bottle on its bow by Hannah Martin Evans, a World War I “Gold Star” mother, Marblehead’s first. The first U.S.S. Marblehead was a Spanish-American War-era ship (C-11). The most recent ship was launched into the Deleware River in Philadelphis.
have been adapted with thanks from Bill Purdin’s Marblehead History Timeline published by Marblehead Magazine.