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

Radio Towers

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
1. Radio Towers Marker
Inscription.  Since its earliest development, radio communication has been critical to the operations of the United States Navy. Powerful radio towers on shore transmitted coded messages to Navy ships, where trained radio operators and de-coders managed the exchange of vital mission information. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, all radio development was controlled by the Navy to prevent its possible use by enemy spies.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWar, World IWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 52.396′ N, 77° 0.075′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Water Street Southwest east of 3rd Street Southeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Water 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. Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (a few steps from this marker); The Lumber Shed Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Boiler House (within shouting
Radio Towers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2018
2. Radio Towers Marker
distance of this marker); 1221 Van (within shouting distance of this marker); Yards Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 99M (within shouting distance of this marker); Twelve12 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bixby (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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