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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

New Park [New Shipyard Mall]

USS GRAYLING (SSN-646) Memorial

 
 
New Park [New Shipyard Mall] Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
1. New Park [New Shipyard Mall] Marker
Inscription. Across from the Shipyard Mall, a new park was dedicated on June 12, 2000, as part of the Shipyard’s Bicentennial celebration. The focal points of the park are the sail of the USS GRAYLING (SSN-646), the next to the last submarine built at the Shipyard, and a brick walkway and monument honoring the dedicated service of Shipyard workers.
 
Erected 2000 by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
 
Location. 43° 4.9′ N, 70° 44.31′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine, in York County. Marker can be reached from MacDonough Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in the grass off the "New" Park walkway, south of MacDonough Avenue, between Wells Street and Howell Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Kittery ME 03904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building 86 (within shouting distance of this marker); David Glasgow Farragut (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shipyard Mall (about 300 feet away); Historic Rice Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Province of Maine Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); USMC Memorial Marker
The "sail" of USS <i>Grayling</i> (SSN 646) in the "New Park" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
2. The "sail" of USS Grayling (SSN 646) in the "New Park"
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Maine Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Sloop Ranger Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
 
More about this marker. The photographs on the marker depict the USS Grayling at sea, and her sail being installed as a display in the New Park at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The Shipyard is on Seavey Island which is north of the New Hampshire border in the Piscataqua River. It is accessible east of I-95 and US Highway 1 via NH 103 and the Stoddard Street Bridge. Visitors must identify themselves and obtain a pass and directions at the Yard's entrance gate, south of the bridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. USS Grayling. (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. PNSY; USS Thresher
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, Vietnam
 
In Remembrance, U.S.S. <i>Thresher</i> (SSN-593) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
3. In Remembrance, U.S.S. Thresher (SSN-593)
proudly designed and built by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. [Lost at sea, 10 April 1963.]
New Park [New Shipyard Mall, PNSY] image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
4. New Park [New Shipyard Mall, PNSY]
tributes to the facility's civilian work force.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Closeup photograph of the brass plaque on the USS Grayling's sail. • Can you help?
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