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Dorothy – Hull Number One

 
 
Dorothy – Hull Number One Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Dorothy – Hull Number One Marker
Inscription. The first vessel constructed by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company was delivered in April, 1891. The 90-foot iron tugboat was designed by Horace See and built near present-day Dry Dock 2.

Named for the daughter of former Secretary of the Navy William C. Whitney, the Dorothy operated in New York harbor until 1912. She then returned as the J. Alvah Clark to Hampton Roads, which was to remain her home port for more than 50 years.

A collision in 1964 ended the tugboat’s long and colorful career. A decade later she was rescued from salvage and restored by employees of the same company that had built her more than 80 years earlier.

On June 19, 1976, Dorothy was dedicated to the pride and craftsmanship of the men and women of Newport News Shipbuilding “…the best in the world, because our people are.”
 
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
 
Location. 36° 59.261′ N, 76° 26.179′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and 41st Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Dorothy – Hull Number One
are within walking distance of this marker. Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (a few steps from this marker); West Avenue Library (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atlantic (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia (approx. ¼ mile away); Newport News (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy (approx. ¼ mile away); Nimitz (approx. ¼ mile away); United States (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Also see . . .  Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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