U.S. Navy in Orange, Texas
Orange, Texas has a long association with the U.S.Navy. Its shipyards build 39 destroyers, 93 destroyer escorts, 106 landing craft, and numerous other vessels in World War II. Orange was home for 250 "Mothball" ships of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet after WWII. Forty of these ships served in the Korean War.
During 1974, the Navy began phasing out the fleet berthing operation. By the latter part of that decade, all of the ships were gone. In 1975, Naval Reserve Centers located in Beaumont and Lake Charles were disestablished and the selected reservists were assigned to a consolidated site in Orange.
The 18.5 acres that remain in the Navy's hands are the site of the present U.S. Navy Reserve Center, Orange, Texas.
Location. 30° 5.459′ N, 93° 43.86′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Front Street and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on West Front Street. Touch for map. At the Terminus of Second Street. Marker is in this post office area: Orange TX 77630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Legion Post 49 Memorial (here, next to this marker); Hugh Ochiltree (here, next to this marker); George Alexander Pattillo
More about this marker. Located in the Ochiltree Inman Park.
Categories. • Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 12, 2018.