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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dudley Knox Center for Naval History

Dudley Wright Knox, Commodore, USN

 

1877-1960

 
Dudley Knox Center for Naval History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 2008
1. Dudley Knox Center for Naval History Marker
Inscription. Dudley W. Knox, an 1896 graduate of the Naval Academy, had numerous tours afloat during the first twenty-five years of his career, including service in the first of the Navy's destroyers. He later played an important role in developing tactics and strategy for the new American destroyer force. Ashore, the commodore served twice on the faculty of the Naval War College. During World War I, he was a senior planner on the staff of Admiral William J. Sims, the Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Operating in European Waters. Before and after that war, Dudley Knox contributed numerous writings on naval affairs that demonstrated his pronounced ability to combine thought with action.

Appointed officer-in-charge of the Office of Naval Records and Library in 1921, Commodore Knox was the driving force behind the U.S. Navy's historical program for the next twenty-five years. He pioneered in the preservation and organization of the Navy's archives and provided the impetus for what is now the Navy Memorial Museum. An eminent historian, the commodore wrote A History of the United States Navy, a distinguished account of the American naval heritage. He oversaw the collection, editing and publication of two twenty-seven volume series concerning the Quasi-War with France and the Barbary Wars. Throughout an illustrious career, Commodore Knox strengthened
Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy, Building 57 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 2008
2. Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy, Building 57
Marker can be seen on the building wall, near the entrance, lower right.
and reinforced the U.S. Navy's commitment to its heritage and historical traditions.
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"How early the American cause turned to the sea."
- Dudley W. Knox
 
Location. 38° 52.487′ N, 76° 59.681′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Kidder Breese Street / N Street SE near Dahlgren Avenue. Click for map. The marker is inside the Washington Navy Yard, attached to the north wall of Building 57 (The Dudley Knox Center for Naval History which is at the south end of Leutze Park) next to the main entrance doorway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 Kidder Breese Street, SE, Washington Navy Yard DC 20374, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Center for Naval History - The Navy Museum (a few steps from this marker); Naval Historical Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Navy Department Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Leutze Park - Marine Corps Historical Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Optical Tower - Second Officers House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leutze Park Gun Collection
Dudley Knox Center for Naval History - WNY Bldg. 57 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, December 1, 2011
3. Dudley Knox Center for Naval History - WNY Bldg. 57
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Officer's House (about 300 feet away); The Washington Navy Yard (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
More about this marker. Parking is restricted in the area of Luetze Park during business hours. Visitors without military identification are required to enter the Yard via the west entrance off M Street, SE. Drivers must obtain a visitor's pass and proceed to an authorized parking area as directed.
 
Also see . . .  Naval Historical Center. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PersonsWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,346 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017.
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