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Boston Navy Yard

Type   Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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ww2dbaseThe Charlestown Navy Yard was originally established in 1801, and it launched the very first domestically built warship, USS Independence. By the turn of the century, expanded to two drydocks, the facility had been renamed Boston Navy Yard. Boston Navy Yard built several US and British destroyers, destroyer escorts, frigates, landing ships, and other small warships, and it also served as a major repair yard for damaged ships. After the war, she saw service modernizing WW2-era ships during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, but its relative importance diminished due to its location, far away from the conflict zones in Asia. Boston Navy Yard was closed in 1974. Today part of the land formerly of this navy yard (about 30 acres or 120,000 square meters) is controlled by the Boston National Historical Park under the administration of the United States National Park Service. Now known by its original name, Charlestown Navy Yard hosts the museum ships USS Constitution and Cassin Young, and it displays the bell of USS Boston.

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Ships Constructed at Boston Navy Yard

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Boston Navy Yard Timeline

15 Apr 1919 USS R-5 was commissioned into service at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States with Lieutenant Commander Eric L. Barr in command.
10 Jun 1943 The work to extend HMCS Trillium's forecastle at Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States was completed.
9 Nov 1945 USS Marlin was decommissioned from service at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States.
15 Nov 1966 Boston Navy Yard in Massachusetts, United States was added to the US National Register of Historic Places.
1 Jul 1974 Boston Navy Yard in Massachusetts, United States was closed as an active naval facility.
15 Jun 1978 Cassin Young arrived at Boston National Historical Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She was berthed across from the museum ship USS Constitution where, starting in 1981, she would be opened to the public as a museum ship.
9 Aug 2010 Museum ship Cassin Young was drydocked at Historic Dry Dock #1 at the Boston National Historical Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States for repairs after 30 years in the water.

Photographs

Sims off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 9 May 1940, photo 1 of 3OAerial view of Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 1942; note frigate USS Constitution at left and Jeffrey Field (now Logan International Airport) in backgroundClose-up of the conning tower of USS Iowa, Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, United States, Nov 1943
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1. charles faria jr says:
7 Jun 2017 03:43:14 AM

my dad, same name, was a pipefitter during the war. He mentioned being on a sub that sank at the dock . Would appreciate any info you have on the sinking and also on my father charles faria

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WW2-Era Place Name Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Lat/Long 42.3761, -71.0525
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Sims off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 9 May 1940, photo 1 of 3
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