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North Meadow Brook in Norfolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Norfolk Facility

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. The Norfolk Facility Marker
Inscription.  When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, it lacked the infrastructure needed to undertake such a large military effort. Both the Army and the Navy built bases in the Norfolk area to meet these needs. The Army constructed a series of supply bases in ports along the East Coast including a facility in Norfolk. They used these facilities primarily to support the American Expeditionary Force, the main United States Army unit in France. Known as the Norfolk Quartermaster Terminal and later the Army Supply Base, the Norfolk facility was sued to ship war supplies across the Atlantic Ocean. Construction began on the Norfolk Quartermaster terminal in 1917 and by mid-1918, two piers were completed along with several warehouses, a small headquarters building, and a hospital. The facility continued operations until the armistice on November 11, 1918. Early in 1919, the U.S.S. Naiwa arrived in Hampton Roads with a cargo of artillery pieces received from the Germans as part of the cease-fire agreement. The ship unloaded the artillery at the Army Supply Base in Norfolk.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles
The Norfolk Facility Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. The Norfolk Facility Marker
War, World IWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 55.073′ N, 76° 18.643′ W. Marker is in North Meadow Brook in Norfolk, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Hampton Boulevard (Route 337) and Terminal Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Hampton Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7814 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk VA 23511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Airship Roma Disaster (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Academic Building Site (approx. 1.8 miles away); Navy Mess Attendant School (approx. 2 miles away); Naval Aviation Depot, Norfolk (approx. 2 miles away); Camp Talbot (approx. 2.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); "Connections" (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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