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The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here

Your Navy at Work

 
 
The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here Your Navy at Work Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 16, 2010
1. The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here Your Navy at Work Marker
Inscription. Every type of Navy ship operates on the Chesapeake Bay en route to or from the great naval installations of Hampton Roads. There are easy ways to identify them, starting with color. Most navies in the world paint their ships gray- although some are white. Most also have big numbers on the bow. Modern ships have guns and missiles, but they are small and often hard to see. Some of the more common ships are pictured here.
Sailors aboard Nimitz~class aircraft carried USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) man the rails as the ship transits the Chesapeake Bay.
The coastal patrol craft USS Chinook (PG 9) deploys from Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., in support of Operations Enduring Freedom. The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol and interdiction surveillance.
The rescue and salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS 53) endures a rare snow storm on board Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Va. Rescue and salvage ships render assistance to disabled ships including towing, diving and firefighting.
The fast attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767), left, passes the Navy's newest attack submarine, PCU Virginia (SSN 774) at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) departs on a six-month deployment from Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
Landing Craft Utility (LCU 1664) from Little
The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
2. The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here Marker
Creek Amphibious Base, Va., and other LCUs operate in the bay.
Aircraft Carrier, Coastal Patrol Boat, Cruisers, Dock Landing Ships, Frigate, Submarine, Guided Missile Destroyer.
 
Erected by Hampton Roads Naval Museum Local History World Events.
 
Location. 36° 57.999′ N, 76° 6.753′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (a few steps from this marker); Tribute to Admiral de Grasse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here
Hampton Roads U.S. Navy Armada image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
3. Hampton Roads U.S. Navy Armada
(within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Thorowgood (approx. 4.2 miles away); Pearl Harbor Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Categories. MilitaryWaterways & Vessels
 
USS Harry S. Truman image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
4. USS Harry S. Truman
USS Chinook image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
5. USS Chinook
USS Grapple image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
6. USS Grapple
USS Hampton image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
7. USS Hampton
USS Bukeley image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
8. USS Bukeley
Landing Craft Utility image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 15, 2010
9. Landing Craft Utility
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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