Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
North Carolina Shipbuilding Co.
Constructed 243 vessels at shipyard one mile west, 1941-1946. Its first Liberty Ship, the S.S. Zebulon B. Vance, launched Dec. 6, 1941.
Erected 1999 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number D 96.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 34° 11.503′ N, 77° 56.052′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of Shipyard Boulevard (U.S. 117) and Carolina Beach Road (U.S. 421), on the right when traveling west on Shipyard Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fall of Wilmington (approx. 0.8 miles away); Last Stand At Wilmington (approx. 1.2 miles away); Cassidey Shipyard (approx. 2.7 miles away); Alex Manly (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sprunt House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Edward B. Dudley (approx. 2.7 Gregory Normal Institute (approx. 2.8 miles away); Daggett-Taylor House (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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