Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mountains of Materials and Massive Manpower
Fighting World War I
Calling All Hands
Employees of the shipyard knew they were racing the clock to build the ships needed to win the war. To turn out ships as quickly as possible, the U.S. Emergency Fleet Corporation sought both experienced shipbuilders, and anyone who could use construction tools.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 47.529′ N, 77° 2.375′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Race to Build Ships on Jones Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Three Jurisdictions (about 400 feet away); A World War I Shipyard Transforms Jones Point (about 500 feet away); World War I-Era Rudder (about 600 feet away); Potomac Connections (about 600 feet away); Mistress Margaret Brent (about 600 feet away); The Remarkable Margaret Brent (about 600 feet away); Who Owns the River? (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 611 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on January 3, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 19, 2012, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.