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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Virginia Ship Repair Association

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 22, 2015
1. Virginia Ship Repair Association Marker
Inscription.  In 1981 the Tidewater Maritime Training Institute (TMTI) was officially established in Portsmouth, VA to support the training of commercial ship repairers to perform maintenance and modernization of the naval fleet in Hampton Roads. In 1984 the South Tidewater Association of Ship Repairers (STASR) was established, expanding its role in supporting and developing the ship repair industry. In 2005 these organizations were renamed the Virginia Ship Repair Association and Foundation to accurately represent their mission of being the strength behind the fleet.
Founding Members:
Thomas Ackiss
William Craft
Richard Goldback
W.K. Johnson
Phillip Moberg
Stanley Peck
Robert S. Walker Sr.
Gary Bowers
Charles H. Eure
George Hathaway
William D. Kee Jr.
Don Newsome
William E. Thomas Sr.
Leo Marshall
This plaque is dedicated to Ronald K. Ritter for his selfless dedication to naval fleet readiness by the private ship repair industry.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1981.
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 22, 2015
2. Virginia Ship Repair Association Marker
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36° 50.303′ N, 76° 17.815′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Water Street 0.1 miles east of Bill Deal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War 1898-1902 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Coast Guard (about 500 feet away); Lightship Portsmouth (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Lightship Portsmouth (about 700 feet away); Crawford House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cornwallis' Embarkation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Naval Shipyard Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Virginia Ship Repair Association. (Submitted on December 29, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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