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

Teaching Sailors for the Fleet

Training

 

—Behind These Walls —

 
Teaching Sailors for the Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 26, 2019
1. Teaching Sailors for the Fleet Marker
Inscription.  As the nation's first naval gunnery center, the Navy created its first gunnery school here in the 1850's. These "Top Gun" sailors learned how to operated and repair the Navy's largest ordnance, including 4-inch to 13-inch guns. In 1911, the Navy began consolidating its training program at the Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.
 
Erected by Naval History and Heritage Command.
 
Location. 38° 52.582′ N, 76° 59.79′ 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 when traveling east. 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. Serving as an Arsenal and Gun Factory (a few steps from this marker); Serving as the City's Diplomatic Gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); Functioning as a Union Stronghold (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Navy Yard: Maker of Weapons
Teaching Sailors for the Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 26, 2019
2. Teaching Sailors for the Fleet Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Navy Yard: Serving the Fleet (about 500 feet away); Latrobe Gate - Tingey House (about 500 feet away); The Washington Navy Yard (about 500 feet away); Leutze Park Gun Collection (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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