Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dudley Knox Center for Naval History
Dudley Wright Knox, Commodore, USN
Appointed officer-in-charge of the Office of Naval Records and Library in 1921, Commodore Knox was the driving force behind the U.S. Navy's historical program for the next twenty-five years. He pioneered in the preservation and organization of the Navy's archives and provided the impetus for what is now the Navy Memorial Museum. An eminent historian, the commodore wrote A History of the United States Navy, a distinguished account of the American naval heritage. He oversaw the collection, editing and publication of two twenty-seven volume series concerning the Quasi-War with France and the Barbary Wars. Throughout an illustrious career, Commodore Knox strengthened
"How early the American cause turned to the sea."
- Dudley W. Knox
Location. 38° 52.487′ N, 76° 59.681′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Kidder Breese Street / N Street SE near Dahlgren Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is inside the Washington Navy Yard, attached to the north wall of Building 57 (The Dudley Knox Center for Naval History which is at the south end of Leutze Park) next to the main entrance doorway. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 Kidder Breese Street, SE, Washington Navy Yard DC 20374, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Center for Naval History - The Navy Museum (a few steps from this marker); Naval Historical Foundation (a few steps from this marker); Navy Department Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Leutze Park - Marine Corps Historical Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Optical Tower - Second Officers House (within shouting distance of this marker); Leutze Park Gun Collection Second Officer's House (about 300 feet away); The Washington Navy Yard (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
More about this marker. Parking is restricted in the area of Luetze Park during business hours. Visitors without military identification are required to enter the Yard via the west entrance off M Street, SE. Drivers must obtain a visitor's pass and proceed to an authorized parking area as directed.
Also see . . . Naval Historical Center. (Submitted on August 12, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Military • Notable Persons • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,380 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on February 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.