Pearl Harbor observances

December 06, 1990

An observance to mark the 49th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor will be held tomorrow aboard the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Taney in the Inner Harbor.

Members of Maryland Chapter No. 1 of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association and other service organizations will gather noon to hear an address by the U.S. Coast Guard commandant, Adm. J. William Kime. During the ceremony, Admiral Kime will present a spyglass used on the Taney during World War II to the Baltimore Maritime Museum.

At 12:55 p.m., the approximate time of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, a city police helicopter will drop a wreath into the Inner Harbor.

The Taney is the only warship still afloat that was present during the attack on Pearl Harbor, when it fought off Japanese warplanes trying to attack the Honolulu power plant.

During its five decades of service, the Taney served in three wars and had 31 commanding officers. It was designated a national historic landmark in 1988 and is now part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum.

L The Taney is located behind the trolley barn on Key Highway.

In the evening, the Baltimore district of the American Legion will hold its annual memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony at 8 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

Both events are open to the public.

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