Dedicated in 1966, to Winnebago County veterans who served honorably in the Naval Forces includes an anchor, flagstaff, and anchor chain from USS Tuscaloosa, project of the Navy Club Ship #1.
A memorial dedicated
to Winnebago County veterans who served honorably in the Naval Forces in
Beattie Park includes an anchor [2000 pounds], jackstaff, and anchor chain [90
feet] from USS Tuscaloosa, sometimes known as “Black Warrior”, is compliments
of the local Navy Club. Volunteers and members of the Reserve Construction
Battalion at the Navy-Marine Training Center constructed the memorial.
Navy-Marines-Coast Guard Memorial on a circular granite slab [15 ft diameter]
at the south end of Beattie Park. The mounted anchor, jackstaff and anchor
chain from the cruiser USS Tuscaloosa were dedicated in Oct 1966 by the Navy
Club of Rockford to honor all Winnebago County Naval personnel. It was
rededicated when it was paid for in 1972.