Charlestown Navy Yard
In early years, skilled workers build and repaired wooden sloops, frigates, and ships of the line, using hand tools and muscle power. During World War II, specialized crews of welders, pipe fitters and electricians worked round-the clock to build and overhaul steel warships.
Decommissioned as a naval facility in 1974, the yard adapted again, becoming space for homes, businesses, and recreation. More than 30 of the most historic acres of the yard now form part of Boston National Historic Park
Erected by Boston National Historical Charleston Navy Yard -National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 42° 22.426′ N, 71° 3.37′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on 1st Avenue (Freedom Trail). Touch for map. Marker is along the railroad tracks in front of USS Constitution Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dry Dock 1 (a few steps from this marker); Serving the Fleet
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • War, World II •
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