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Anacostia Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Armaments & Aircraft

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 27, 2019
1. Armaments & Aircraft Marker
Inscription.  The Washington Navy Yard is the oldest establishment of the U.S. Navy. It was the scene of many scientific developments including a ship model testing basin that evaluated the effect of water on new hull designs. The first shipboard aircraft catapult was tested in the Anacostia River in 1912 and a wind tunnel was completed at the Yard in 1916.

By World War II, the Navy Yard was the largest naval weapons plant in the world. The ammunition, artillery, and shells designed and built there were used in every war the United States fought were used in every war the United States fought until the 1960s. Today, the Navy Yard serves as headquarters for Naval District Washington and houses numerous support activities for the fleet and aviation communities.
 
Erected 2017 by Tendani Mpulubusi El with assistance from students at Eastern and Ballou High Schools with support from The Kresge Foundation, 11th Street Bridge Park, BBAR, 8 Arts & Culture.
 
Location. 38° 52.138′ N, 76° 59.489′ W. Marker is in Anacostia Park, District
Armaments & Aircraft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 27, 2019
2. Armaments & Aircraft Marker
of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Anacostia Drive 0.1 miles west of Good Hope Road Southeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 Anacostia Drive, Washington DC 20020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Booth's Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Neighborhood Oasis (approx. ¼ mile away); Swift Boat PCF1 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Big Chair (approx. ¼ mile away); The World’s Largest Chair (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Big Chair (approx. ¼ mile away); Transit and Trade (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rose's Row (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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