USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial
Sherman Park, 2705 W 12th Street
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, 57104
USS South Dakota (BB-57) was the lead vessel of the four South Dakota-class fast battleships built for the United States Navy in the 1930s. Some parts of the ship were retained through the efforts of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce.
They were installed in a memorial to the ship in the city on 7 September 1969. The memorial consists of a low concrete wall built in the outline of the ship in full scale, and artifacts from the ship, including an anchor, a simulated gun turret, and a 16-inch gun are displayed in the outline. A museum was erected in the center of the outline, and it displays other artifacts, including her bell, sailors' uniforms, a scale model of South Dakota, and various other displays.
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