Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here
Your Navy at Work
Sailors aboard Nimitz~class aircraft carried USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) man the rails as the ship transits the Chesapeake Bay.
The coastal patrol craft USS Chinook (PG 9) deploys from Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., in support of Operations Enduring Freedom. The primary mission of these ships is coastal patrol and interdiction surveillance.
The rescue and salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS 53) endures a rare snow storm on board Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Va. Rescue and salvage ships render assistance to disabled ships including towing, diving and firefighting.
The fast attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767), left, passes the Navy's newest attack submarine, PCU Virginia (SSN 774) at the
Landing Craft Utility (LCU 1664) from Little Creek Amphibious Base, Va., and other LCUs operate in the bay.
Aircraft Carrier, Coastal Patrol Boat, Cruisers, Dock Landing Ships, Frigate, Submarine, Guided Missile Destroyer.
Erected by Hampton Roads Naval Museum Local History World Events.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 36° 57.999′ N, 76° 6.753′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia Beach VA 23455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lucius J. Kellam, Jr. (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (a few steps from this marker); Tribute to Admiral de Grasse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here The Chesapeake Bay : History Happened Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Adam Thorowgood (approx. 4.2 miles away); Meeting of Three Commanders (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 25, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.