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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gosport Shipyard

 
 
Gosport Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
1. Gosport Shipyard Marker
Inscription. Gosport Shipyard, which later became a United States Naval Shipyard, was established in 1787 by Andrew Sprowle. In 1833 the first drydock in the United States was opened in this yard.
 
Erected 1970 by Fort Nelson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 36° 49.293′ N, 76° 17.796′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Portsmouth Boulevard and Port Centre Parkway, on the right when traveling east on Portsmouth Boulevard. Click for map. Located just outside Gate 10 of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norfolk Naval Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Gosport Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
2. Gosport Shipyard Marker
Gate 10 of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Wikipedia article (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Norfolk Naval Shipyard History. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Norfolk Naval Shipyard plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 12, 2014
3. Norfolk Naval Shipyard plaque
Service to the Fleet
Under Four Flags
plaque is located on the left column of the gate
 
 
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