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National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Washington Navy Yard

 

—Formerly: the Naval Gun Factory's ‘Breech Mechanism & Gun Shop’ —

 
National Museum of the U.S. Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 4, 2012
1. National Museum of the U.S. Navy Marker
Inscription.

lower panel, above doorway
National Museum of the United States Navy

upper panel
Breech Mechanism & Gun Shop
Extended 297 Feet, 1899
Rear Admiral Charles O’Neil,
Chief of Bureau of Ordnance
Comdr. E. C. Pendleton, U.S.N.,
Supt. Naval Gun Factory


 
Erected by U.S. Navy Department.
 
Location. 38° 52.378′ N, 76° 59.719′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Sicard St., SE east of Paulding St., SE, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Panels are above the main entrance on the south face of Building 76, formerly the Breech Mechanism & Gun Shop of the Naval Gun Factory/Washington Navy Yard. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willard Park (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Experimental Model Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Railway - Experimental Model Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Navy Yard Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in
National Museum of the U.S. Navy Marker: close-up of upper panel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 4, 2012
2. National Museum of the U.S. Navy Marker: close-up of upper panel
a direct line); Navy Gun Car (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Willard Park (about 400 feet away); Welcome Aboard the Display Ship BARRY (DD-993)(sic) (about 400 feet away); Swift Boat PCF1 (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Additional keywords. Building 76; Washington Navy Yard; Willard Park; formerly, the "Naval Gun Factory"; "Navy Memorial Museum"; Adm. Arleigh Burke.
 
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National Museum of the U.S. Navy image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 4, 2012
3. National Museum of the U.S. Navy
Plaque in vestibule at entrance to National Museum of the U.S. Navy (formerly; Navy Memorial Museum) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 28, 2012
4. Plaque in vestibule at entrance to National Museum of the U.S. Navy (formerly; Navy Memorial Museum)

Navy Memorial Museum
The Navy Memorial Museum was established in 1961 upon the recommendation of the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh Burke. On display are artifacts and memorabilia from the historical collection of the United States Navy, the Naval Historical Foundation, and the donations of generous individuals. Permanent exhibits trace the history of the U.S. Navy from the Revolution to the present. Rotating exhibits display new acquisitions and selections from the Navy’s curatorial collection to highlight specific topics and events.
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