Veteran's Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Parkway
PO BOX 591
Dixon, Illinois 61021

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PICTORIAL PAGE INDEX
     ARTISTS CONCEPTION
     GROUND BREAKING
     CEMENT WORK
     FLAGS
     MONUMENT & CEREMONY
     LEGACY STONES
     105mm HOWITZER
     SHIPS ANCHOR
     M-60 MAIN BATTLE TANK
     COBRA HELICOPTER
          SERVICE HISTORY
          VIETNAM PICTURES
     F-105 THUNDER CHIEF
     DEUCE AND AMBULANCE (tba)
     PARK SIGN AND FIELD CROSS
     ARMED FORCES MONUMENT
     WINTER AT THE PARK
     NIGHTTIME AT THE PARK
     LOCAL NEWSPAPER COVERAGE

 

Ship's anchor

 

      The U.S. Navy Lightweight Mark 2 anchor weighs 6,600 lbs.  It was used on small yard and patrol crafts and it was used by Landing Ship Tanks (LSTís) as a stern anchor. When approaching a beach, this anchor is dropped as the vessel nears the shore and upon completion of the offload. It is used to winch the LST back into deeper water.

     The chain that is draped around the anchor pad and coiled around the anchor support post is not really an anchor chain.  It is the chain that drives the gear that raises and lowers the actual anchor.

The photos below show the restoration process and the placement in the park.

PHOTO GALLERY
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