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West Point in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Beat Navy Tunnel

 
 
Beat Navy Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
1. Beat Navy Tunnel Marker
The tunnel symbolizes the good natured rivalry between the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, one of the most intense rivalries in college football.
Inscription.
Go Army
Beat Navy

Victories
1891 • 1899 • 1901 • 1902 • 1903 • 1904 • 1908 • 1913 • 1914 • 1915 • 1916 • 1922 • 1924 • 1927 • 1930 • 1931 • 1932 • 1933 • 1935 • 1937 • 1938 • 1944 • 1945 • 1946 • 1947 • 1949 • 1953 • 1955 • 1958 • 1964 • 1966 • 1968 • 1969 • 1971 • 1972 • 1977 • 1984 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1990 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1998 • 2001

 
Location. 41° 23.627′ N, 73° 57.542′ W. Marker is in West Point, New York, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Road and Ruger Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The Beat Navy Tunnel goes underneath Washington Road at the west edge of the Plain at the United States Military Academy. Marker is in this post office area: West Point NY 10996, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel Thayer (here, next to this marker); U.S. Military Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Trophy Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Superintendant's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Wars That Shaped the Nation (within
Beat Navy Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
2. Beat Navy Tunnel Marker
Identical markers appear on each side of the tunnel. This one is at the north entrance.
shouting distance of this marker); 150 Pounder Armstrong Gun Captured at Fort Fisher, North Carolina – January 15, 1865 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8 Inch (150-pounder) Armstrong Gun (about 400 feet away); Douglas MacArthur (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
More about this marker. The marker includes the USMA Crest flanked by images of football players on the east side of the tunnel, and the Black Knight with the years that Army beat Navy on the west side.
 
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Beat Navy Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
3. Beat Navy Tunnel Marker
Beat Navy Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
4. Beat Navy Tunnel Marker
Beat Navy Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
5. Beat Navy Tunnel Marker
List of Army Victories image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
6. List of Army Victories
Home of Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, commander of cadets at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 15, 2012
7. Home of Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, commander of cadets at West Point
More Go Army - Beat Navy signs (seen at left) appear on this building that stands near the Beat Navy Tunnel.
Sink Navy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 4, 2012
8. Sink Navy
A similar sentiment can be seen here atop the nearby Gillis Field House, the home of the Black Knights' track and field and volleyball teams and previously the Army’s men's basketball team.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 16, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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