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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

 
 
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker
Inscription.  Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the nation's first government-owned yard, was privately founded here as Gosport Shipyard on 1 Nov. 1767. Virginia seized it in 1776, and it served the state navy during the American Revolution. The U.S. Navy leased it in 1794 and bought it in 1801. Drydock One, started in 1827, opened on 17 June 1833. Construction began in 1837 on the central brick portion of Quarters A, the residence of shipyard commanders. Frame wings were added in 1890 and 1910. Quarters B and C (north) date from 1837 to 1842. All four structures are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 8-r.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 17, 1833.
 
Location. 36° 49.613′ N, 76° 17.824′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker
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Lincoln Street east of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. A different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
1. NNSY History. Norfolk Naval Shipyard (Submitted on September 2, 2014.) 

2. Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 2, 2014.) 
 
Quarters A image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
3. Quarters A
Quarters B & C image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
4. Quarters B & C
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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May. 16, 2022