Philadelphia Navy Yard

Type   Factory, Shipyard
Historical Name of Location   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Ships Constructed at Philadelphia Navy Yard

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Philadelphia Navy Yard Timeline

30 Jun 1932 USS R-5 was decommissioned from service at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
1 Jun 1940 Battleship Washington was launched at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States. She was the first American battleship to be launched since the 1921 launching of battleship West Virginia.
19 Jul 1943 The US Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States was authorized to embark on the project codenamed Gorgon to develop air-to-air turbojet-powered remotely-controlled missiles.
2 Sep 1944 While attempting to unclog a uranium enrichment device at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States for the Manhattan Project, chemists Peter Bragg, Douglas Meigs, and Arnold Kramish accidentally set of an explosion, which sprayed liquid uranium hexafluoride and hydrofuoric acid on them. Bragg and Meigs were killed, while Kramish and two soldliers, George LeFevre and John Tompkins, were seriously injured.
24 Sep 1944 USS Wisconsin departed Philadelphia Navy Yard in Pennsylvania, United States.
23 Feb 1945 USS Permit arrived at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States.
9 Oct 1945 USS Bluefish arrived at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States.
7 Nov 1949 USS Sea Cat arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States for upgrades.
11 Mar 1950 USS Sea Cat completed her upgrade work at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States.
3 Jan 1951 Upon ccompletion of submarine Ray's conversion into a radar picket submarine at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, she was resignated SSR-271.
15 Jan 1952 USS Sea Cat arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States for conversion into a Fleet Snorkel submarine.
26 Jun 1952 USS Sea Cat completed her conversion work at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States and departed for Key West, Florida, United States.
27 Mar 1953 USS Ray departed Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for a training cruise off eastern United States and in the Caribbean Sea.
5 Mar 1954 Submarine Gür entered Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States for the second phase of her GUPPY I conversion.
3 Sep 1954 Submarine Gür completed her GUPPY I conversion work at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States.
2 Oct 1967 USS Sea Robin entered Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States for a scheduled overhaul.
1 Feb 1968 USS Sea Robin completed a scheduled overhaul at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States.

Photographs

Oklahoma during modernization at Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa 1928Four-stack destroyer USS Reuben James upon being recommissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 9 May 1932.N3N trainer aircraft being constructed at the Naval Aircraft Factory at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 28 Jun 1937Battleship Washington under construction, Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 6 Jan 1939
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WW2-Era Place Name Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Lat/Long 39.8911, -75.1786
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Oklahoma during modernization at Philadelphia Navy Yard, circa 1928
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