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

Serving as an Arsenal and Gun Factory

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—Behind These Walls —

 
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By Devry Jones, November 17, 2018
1. Serving as an Arsenal and Gun Factory Marker
Inscription.  The first large gun foundry was erected during the Civil War at the Navy Yard. In 1886, the Navy Yard was designated the manufacturing center for all Navy ordnance. By World War II, the Yard was the largest naval ordnance in the world. In December 1945, the Washington Navy Yard was renamed the U.S. Gun Factory. Gun manufacturing ended here in 1961. In 1964, the Yard was formally redesignated as the Washington Navy Yard.
 
Erected by Naval History and Heritage Command.
 
Location. 38° 52.586′ N, 76° 59.805′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast west of 7th Street Southeast, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1014 N Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teaching Sailors for the Fleet (a few steps from this marker); Functioning as a Union Stronghold (within shouting distance of this marker); Serving as the City's Diplomatic Gateway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Navy Yard: Maker of Weapons
Serving as an Arsenal and Gun Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, November 17, 2018
2. Serving as an Arsenal and Gun Factory Marker
(about 500 feet away); Washington Navy Yard: Serving the Fleet (about 500 feet away); Latrobe Gate - Tingey House (about 600 feet away); The Washington Navy Yard (about 600 feet away); Leutze Park Gun Collection (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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