South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 36° 59.057′ N, 76° 26.079′ W. Marker is in South Newport News in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and 35th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia (here, next to this marker); Newport News (here, next to this marker); Dorothy (here, next to this marker); Nimitz (a few steps from this marker); United States (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy – Hull Number One Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away); West Avenue Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Newport News.
Also see . . . U.S.T. Atlantic. Shows a photograph of the ship and lists specifications and other data. It reports that the ship was scrapped at Chittagong, Bangladesh, in 2004. (Submitted on November 19, 2011.)
1. The crew On the UST Atlantic
I am proud to know that my father Douglas C Wortman was part of the first crew to board the UST Atlantic, and be a part of her maiden voyage. As I remember, he loved the ocean and after having a series of strokes out at sea, we lost him in 1986 from various complications. Its a shame what became of the great UST Atlantic, but she was amazing in her day.
— Submitted November 18, 2011, by David Wortman of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.