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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Norfolk Naval Shipyard

“1889-1904”

 

—Path of History Portsmouth, VA —

 
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker
Inscription. With the advent of the Spanish-American War, an era of wood and canvas gave way to steel and steam in naval shipbuilding. The first U.S. Navy battleship to be commissioned, the USS Texas, and the first modern cruiser, the USS Raleigh, were built at the shipyard from 1889-92.

The Navy's first submarine, the USS Holland, cruised from here in 1901. The USS Moccasin and the USS Adder in 1903, as well as many others, followed it.

A third dry dock was started in 1903 andcompleted in 1908. An additional 272 acres of land were added in 1904.

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(left) USS Texas was built at Norfolk Navy Yard From 1889-1892
(right) USS Raleigh was built at Norfolk Navy Yard from 1889-92
 
Location. 36° 49.681′ N, 76° 17.833′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Street east of 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Gosport Park. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sail portion of the USS Thomas Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Norfolk Naval Shipyard Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2. submitted on September 3, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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