Norfolk Navy Yard

Type   Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

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Ships Constructed at Norfolk Navy Yard

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Norfolk Navy Yard Timeline

4 May 1929 USS Arizona entered Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States for modernization.
1 Feb 1940 The keel of battleship Alabama was laid down at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States.
29 Jul 1940 US President Franklin Roosevelt, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, and House Naval Affairs Committee chairman Carl Vinson arrived at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, via presidential yacht Potomac, for an inspection. After the navy yard, they also visited US Army's Langley Field and the Newport News Ship Building and Drydock Company.
16 Feb 1942 Battleship Alabama was launched at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, sponsored by Henrietta McCormick Hill, the wife of US Senator J. Lister Hill.
15 Apr 1943 USS Yorktown (Essex-class) was commissioned at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Capt. Joseph J. "Jocko" Clark in command.
9 Aug 1943 USS Alabama arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, United States.
19 Aug 1943 USS Alabama completed a scheduled overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States.
20 Aug 1943 USS Alabama departed Norfolk, Virginia, United States.
8 May 1944 USS Ticonderoga was commissioned at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States with Dixie Kiefer in command.
22 Jul 1944 USS Ticonderoga began her first overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Her flight deck was to be reconfigured to add 11 feet forward and 7 feet aft, and her anti-aircraft directors were to be repositioned.
25 Aug 1944 USS Wake Island completed her repairs at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.
29 Nov 1945 Fox was decommissioned from service at the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.
18 Oct 1951 USS Missouri entered Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States for a scheduled overhaul.
30 Mar 1952 USS Missouri completed her scheduled overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States.
4 Aug 1952 USS Missouri entered Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States for refitting.
11 Jun 1954 USS Wisconsin began a scheduled overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States.
12 Jul 1954 USS Wisconsin completed her scheduled overhaul at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States.
6 Feb 1960 USS Cassin Young arrived at Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States for inactivation.

Photographs

Fitting-out basin, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1 Mar 1901Machine shop, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 2 Feb 1905Norfolk Navy Yard Drydock No. 4, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 17 Nov 1917Pump No. 1, Drydock No. 4, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 16 Jun 1919
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Modern Day Location
WW2-Era Place Name Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Lat/Long 36.8153, -76.2972
Norfolk Navy Yard Photo Gallery
Fitting-out basin, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1 Mar 1901
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