“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


Atlantic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Atlantic Marker
Inscription. With a length of 1,187 feet and a width of 228 feet, U.S.T. Atlantic and its sister ship, U.S.T. Pacific, are the largest ships ever built in the western hemisphere. An ultra large oil carrier, the vessel was delivered to Interstate Oil Transport in 1979.
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
Location. 36° 59.057′ N, 76° 26.079′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and 35th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia (here, next to this marker); Newport News (here, next to this marker); Dorothy (here, next to this marker); Nimitz (a few steps from this marker); United States (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away); West Avenue Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
Also see . . .  U.S.T. Atlantic. Shows a photograph of the ship and lists specifications and other data. It reports
Washington Ave & 35th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Washington Ave & 35th St
that the ship was scrapped at Chittagong, Bangladesh, in 2004. (Submitted on November 19, 2011.) 
Additional comments.
1. The crew On the UST Atlantic
I am proud to know that my father Douglas C Wortman was part of the first crew to board the UST Atlantic, and be a part of her maiden voyage. As I remember, he loved the ocean and after having a series of strokes out at sea, we lost him in 1986 from various complications. Its a shame what became of the great UST Atlantic, but she was amazing in her day.
    — Submitted November 18, 2011, by David Wortman of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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