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Serving the Fleet

 
 
Serving the Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
1. Serving the Fleet Marker
Inscription. By 1940 this navy yard supported a powerful fleet of modern steel ships. Where once carpenters, joiners, and sail- makers responded to the morning shipyard bell, now a shrill steam whistle summoned welders, boilermakers, and electronics specialists to their work stations. Engines, railways, and cranes filled the navy yard. During World War II, the navy yard built 320 vessels, docked 2,000 , outfitted 11,000 and overhauled or repaired 3,000.
 
Erected by Boston National Historical Park Charleston Navy Yard -National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 22.421′ N, 71° 3.354′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on 1st. Avenue. Touch for map. 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. The Changing Yard (here, next to this marker); "Old Ironsides" in Dry Dock 1 (here, next to this marker); Dry Dock 1 (a few steps from this marker); Charlestown Navy Yard (a few steps from this marker); Boston, the Navy Yard, and the War of 1812 (within shouting distance
The yard in 1960 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
2. The yard in 1960
Larger warships meant a bigger navy yard. Bounded by the Charles and Mystic rivers and the surrounding urban community, the yard expanded into the harbor with long piers, dry docks, and shipways.
of this marker); Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Yard as Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Boston Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWar, World II
 
Peak Performance image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
3. Peak Performance
In 1943 shipyard workers could build one "DE" (destroyer escort) in 4 months, and one "LST" (landing ship tank) in less than 4 weeks.
Serving the Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
4. Serving the Fleet Marker
USS Constitution Museum image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
5. USS Constitution Museum
Serving the Fleet Marker-Dry Dock I-Old Iron Side in Dry Dock I-Changing the Yard Markers image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
6. Serving the Fleet Marker-Dry Dock I-Old Iron Side in Dry Dock I-Changing the Yard Markers
These markers are side by side in front of Dry Dock I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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