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

Sail portion of the USS Thomas Jefferson

(SSBN 618) later SSN 618

 

—Path of History Portsmouth, VA —

 
Sail portion of the USS <i>Thomas Jefferson</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
1. Sail portion of the USS Thomas Jefferson Marker
Inscription. During USS Thomas Jefferson's 22 years of service, it was both a ballistic missile submarine and an attack vessel. Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company built USS Thomas Jefferson, which was commissioned on January 4th, 1963. The wife of then Secretary of Defense, Robert S. McNamara, was the ship's sponsor.
General Characteristics:
Length: 410 Feet • Beam: 33 feet • Crew: 12 officers, 128 enlisted • Propulsion: Nuclear powered • Decommissioned: January 24, 1985

 
Location. 36° 49.687′ N, 76° 17.839′ 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. Norfolk Naval Shipyard (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Norfolk Naval Shipyard (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
Sail portion of the USS <i>Thomas Jefferson</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 1, 2014
2. Sail portion of the USS Thomas Jefferson
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.
 
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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 436 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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