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

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

“World War I”

 

—Path of History Portsmouth, VA —

 
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker
Inscription. World War I ushered in a new period of growth for the shipyard. Three new dry docks and a major ship building way were added, in addition to new shop facilities. With the focus on ship repairs, along with construction of destroyers and 110-foot subchasers, employment at the shipyard rose from 2,718 in June 1914 to a then peak of 11,234 in early 1919.

Two war-housing projects, the planned communities of Cradock and Truxtun, were built to accommodate the thousands of workers migrating to the area for employment in the shipyard.

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(left) George Leary Construction Company men and machines are sculpting Dry Dock 4 on August 2, 1917.
(center) Work in progress at Dry Dock 7, funded by the Emergency Fleet Corporation of the U.S. Shipping Board, on December 5, 1918.
(right) Torpedo boat destroyers and other small warships crowded the St. Helena Annex piers during World War I.
 
Location. 36° 49.7′ N, 76° 17.843′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Street east of 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in Gosport Park. 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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker
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Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, World IWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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