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Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk

 
 
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By Charles Wayman
1. Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk Marker
Inscription. The depot began in 1917 as part of the Naval Air Detachment of six canvas hangers servicing seven seaplanes. Before the depot closed in 1996, its name changed over time from Construction and Repair (1918), Assembly and Repair (1922), Overhaul and Repair (1948) and Naval Air Rework Facility (1967), to Naval Aviation Depot (1987). Reaching peak employment during WWII of more than 8,000, the facility later became Norfolk’s largest employer. Through the decades, as naval aircraft advanced from seaplanes, to fighter jets, to air-to-air missiles, the master mechanics continued to play a leading role in the advancing maintenance technology for the Navy, Air Force, and NATO forces.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV-2.)
 
Location. 36° 56.678′ N, 76° 17.793′ W. Marker is in Naval Station, Virginia, in Norfolk. Marker can be reached from Yorktown Avenue. Touch for map. On board the Naval Station (and identification card is required to access the base). It is in the "V" area, perhaps in front of building V88. Marker is in this post office area: Norfolk VA 23511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naval Air Station Norfolk
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By Kevin W., July 18, 2010
2. Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk Marker
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Navy Mess Attendant School (approx. 1.1 miles away); We remember turret two ... (approx. 1.1 miles away); Virginia and Monitor (approx. 1.1 miles away); USS Cole (DDG 67) Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); USS Cole DDG 67 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Birthplace of Naval Aviation (approx. 1.3 miles away); U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2010, by Charles Wayman of Cherry Point, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,664 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Charles Wayman of Cherry Point, North Carolina.   2. submitted on July 18, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
 
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