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Commemoration Ceremony – 100th Year Anniversary of the Honda Point Disaster

September 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Commemoration Ceremony
11:00 am
September 10th, 2023
Morro Bay Maritime Museum


The public is invited to attend a Ceremony to Commemorate the 100th Year Anniversary of the USN tragedy at Honda Point off the Central Coast of California.

On September 10th at 11:00 am, The Morro Bay Maritime Museum (MBMM) is hosting the public for a special commemoration ceremony, with support from the  Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum (CCVMM).  The United States Coast Guard (USGC) Morro Bay Color Guard will open the ceremony, followed by a member of the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum presenting details about the catastrophe that occurred September 8, 1923.

MBMM representatives will read the names and toll the bell of the USS Young for each of the twenty-three sailors who perished. Dave Thomas, owner of Morro Bay Shell Shop and the bell of the USS Young, will offer stories remembered form tales told by his father about the three families who received the salvage rights off the destroyed destroyer – the Thomas, Tyler and Porter families of Morro Bay.

This centennial event is Morro Bay Maritime Museum’s way of recognizing the many historic events and important, transformative role the U.S. Navy played in Morro Bay’s Maritime history.

The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony to be held Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Morro Bay Maritime Museum, 12010 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA.

Free parking is available behind the DSRV Avalon and MBMM museum building.

***Please note: Seating is very limited – bringing a fold-up chair is recommended***

For event inquiries, please contact MBMM representative, Scott Mather at (805) 235-5744.


September 10, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Morro Bay Maritime Museum


Morro Bay Maritime Museum
1210 Embarcadero
Morro Bay, CA 93442 United States
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