Captain Ted Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery 1838-1986
The site is laid out in four quadrants forming a Greek cross. It is one acre in size and contains approximately 880 graves. The earliest marked grave is that of George Butler, a sailor who fell to his death in an accident aboard the USS Constitution on Aug. 1, 1838. The most recent gravestone was placed in 1986.
The cemetery's burials represent not only American dead, but also individuals from Brazil, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Russia Spain, Sweden and Germany.
This cemetery hosts a monument to 337 members of the USS Cumberland and the USS Congress. These ships were sunk by the CSS Virginia, formerly US Frigate Merrimac, during the first day of the ironclad ship's maiden voyage. Unknown dead are interred in 113
Rules of Conduct:
No gravestone rubbings allowed
Children must be accompanied by an adult
No alcoholic beverages or fireworks
Do not lean, sit or climb on monuments
No pets allowed
Flowers will be removed every few days
No plantings are allowed within the cemetery July 2008
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical year for this entry is 1975.
Location. 36° 50.767′ N, 76° 18.517′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from May Street near Gendreau Road. Cemetery entrance (marker location) is behind the parking lot located at May St. and Gendreau Rd. The cemetery is on a secured, active military installation. 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. Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2010, by James Thomson of Chesapeake, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.