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Charlestown in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Charlestown Navy Yard

 
 
Charlestown Navy Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
1. Charlestown Navy Yard Marker
Inscription. The Charleston Navy Yard was established in 1800 to build, repair, and supply the nation's warships. For 174 years the yard expanded and adapted to serve a growing, changing navy.

In early years, skilled workers build and repaired wooden sloops, frigates, and ships of the line, using hand tools and muscle power. During World War II, specialized crews of welders, pipe fitters and electricians worked round-the clock to build and overhaul steel warships.

Decommissioned as a naval facility in 1974, the yard adapted again, becoming space for homes, businesses, and recreation. More than 30 of the most historic acres of the yard now form part of Boston National Historic Park
 
Erected by Boston National Historical Charleston Navy Yard -National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 22.426′ N, 71° 3.37′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on 1st Avenue (Freedom Trail). Click for map. Marker is along the railroad tracks in front of USS Constitution Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dry Dock 1 (a few steps from this marker); Serving the Fleet

Charlestown Navy Yard Map image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
2. Charlestown Navy Yard Map
Map shows Commandant House, Ropewalk, Muster House, Boston Marina Society, Dry Dock 1, USS Constitution, Dry dock 2, USS Constitution Museum, Navy Yard Exhibit, Water shuttle, Boston Harbor, USs Cassin Young, Legend.
(a few steps from this marker); The Changing Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Ironsides" in Dry Dock 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Men of the Boston Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Commander Barry Carle (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 485 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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