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Neville Island in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dravo Corporation Shipyard

 
 
Dravo Corporation Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
1. Dravo Corporation Shipyard Marker
Inscription. During World War II, Dravo's shipyard here was a leader in the manufacture of Landing Ship Tanks--LSTs--for the United States Navy. Dravo's over 16,000 workers produced a total of 145 LSTs. This and four other inland yards, all using techniques pioneered by Dravo, contributed two-thirds of the Navy's fleet of over 1,000 LSTs. These amphibious craft proved vital to the success of Allied landings on enemy shores, 1943-1945.
 
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 30.709′ N, 80° 7.784′ W. Marker is in Neville Island, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grand Avenue and Phillips Avenue. Click for map. Located in in Neville Island War Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5300 Grand Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15225, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenfield War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Vance (approx. 1.7 miles away); Vance Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dickson Log House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Count Noble / Mildmay Park Beauty
Dravo Corporation Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2011
2. Dravo Corporation Shipyard Marker
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Western Pennsylvania Tuskegee Airmen Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Mt. Nebo U.P. Church War Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Depreciation Lands Survey (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for the USS Dunn County (LST-742). One of many LSTs built and launched at the Dravo Shipyards (Submitted on February 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Dravo Corporation - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Dravo Corporation Shipyard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 6, 2016
3. Dravo Corporation Shipyard
The launching ramp today
Dravo Corporation Shipyard image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 6, 2016
4. Dravo Corporation Shipyard
The launching ramp today
Uss Lst-1 image. Click for full size.
Dec 1942
5. Uss Lst-1
Underway soon after completion, circa December 1942. LST-1 was built at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and this photograph was probably taken in that vicinity. Donation of Captain Oscar C.B. Wev, USCG (Retired), 1988. Naval History and Heritage Command [NH 97857]
USS <i>'Dunn County'</i> (LST-742) underway during the 1950s. image. Click for full size.
By Naval History and Heritage Command
6. USS 'Dunn County' (LST-742) underway during the 1950s.
LST-742, launched on 22 April 1944, was built by the Dravo Corporation. Originally named LST-742, she was renamed Dunn County in 1955. Naval History and Heritage Command [NH 96878]
Dravo Corporation launches LST-750 image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1942
7. Dravo Corporation launches LST-750
At its shipyard on Neville Island on the Ohio River west of Pittsburgh. Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Ship building at Dravo Shipyards image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
8. Ship building at Dravo Shipyards
Courtesy of the Carnegie Library
 
 
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