Battleship Wisconsin: Berthed in Norfolk

Battleship Wisconsin: Berthed in Norfolk (HM1NW)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
Country: United States of America

N 36° 50.862', W 76° 17.654'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 132 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription

the Homeport of Naval History

Redefining the skyline of downtown Norfolk, battleship Wisconsin stands stoically with dominating presence. After months of dredging and construction, Wisconsin majestically slipped into the seemingly tailored berth without a hitch on 7 December 2000—fifty-seven years after the warship was originally launched. Berthing the 45,000 ton, 887.3 foot long, and 108 foot wide battleship was a major feat of engineering. The waters of the Elizabeth River around Nauticus are extremely shallow for the 37 foot deep draft of Wisconsin. Varying tidal and weather conditions further complicated the berthing facility design. Working in conjunction with City of Norfolk and U.S. Navy planners, architects from the Norfolk-based firm Glenn & Sadler designed the channel and berthing facility next to Nauticus. Chained securely for hurricane force winds, Wisconsin presently floats on the water at an average of two to four feet above the bottom. This marker made possible by a gift from Glenn & Sadler, a Division of Transystems Corporation.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM1NW
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail series
Tags
Placed ByCity of Norfolk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384612 N 4078759
Decimal Degrees36.84770000, -76.29423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.862', W 76° 17.654'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 51.72" N, 76° 17' 39.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?