U.S. Navy in Orange, Texas
Orange, Texas has a long association with the U.S.Navy. Its shipyards build 39 destroyers, 93 destroyer escorts, 106 landing craft, and numerous other vessels in World War II. Orange was home for 250 "Mothball" ships of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet after WWII. Forty of these ships served in the Korean War.
During 1974, the Navy began phasing out the fleet berthing operation. By the latter part of that decade, all of the ships were gone. In 1975, Naval Reserve Centers located in Beaumont and Lake Charles were disestablished and the selected reservists were assigned to a consolidated site in Orange.
The 18.5 acres that remain in the Navy's hands are the site of the present U.S. Navy Reserve Center, Orange, Texas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 30° 5.459′ N, 93° 43.86′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Front Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on West Front Street
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Legion Post 49 Memorial (here, next to this marker); Hugh Ochiltree (here, next to this marker); George Alexander Pattillo (here, next to this marker); Atakapan Indians of Orange County (here, next to this marker); Old Niblett's Bluff, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Site Of End Of The Line Station (here, next to this marker); The Sawmill Industry in Orange County (here, next to this marker); John Harmon (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
More about this marker. Located in the Ochiltree Inman Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2018.