Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dorothy – Hull Number One
Named for the daughter of former Secretary of the Navy William C. Whitney, the Dorothy operated in New York harbor until 1912. She then returned as the J. Alvah Clark to Hampton Roads, which was to remain her home port for more than 50 years.
A collision in 1964 ended the tugboat’s long and colorful career. A decade later she was rescued from salvage and restored by employees of the same company that had built her more than 80 years earlier.
On June 19, 1976, Dorothy was dedicated to the pride and craftsmanship of the men and women of Newport News Shipbuilding “…the best in the world, because our people are.”
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
Location. 36° 59.261′ N, 76° 26.179′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of 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. Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (a few steps from this marker); West Avenue Library (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atlantic (approx. ¼ mile away); Virginia (approx. ¼ mile away); Newport News (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy (approx. ¼ mile away); Nimitz (approx. ¼ mile away); United States (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
Also see . . . Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company. The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. A Collection of Maps, Blueprints, Photographs and Documents. Newport News Public Library. (Submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 787 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.