Potomac River Military Testing

Potomac River Military Testing (HM5OY)

Location: Piney Point, MD 20674 St Mary's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 8.154', W 76° 31.748'

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Almost from the beginning of the new nation, the United States established military facilities along the Potomac River - to test guns and munitions before placing them into service, to train troops and to defend the Nation's Capital.

Piney Point became the testing range for torpedoes manufactured in Alexandria, Virginia, during World War II. The Naval Torpedo Test Center and Range was commissioned following the war and the base is now the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, located a mile from the lighthouse.

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A torpedo barge firing offshore from Piney Point, Maryland.

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Torpedo being fitted for a single mount tube at the Naval Torpedo Station in Alexandria, Virginia

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1920's aerial view of the Naval Torpedo Station in Alexandria, Virginia.
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HM NumberHM5OY
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Placed ByMaryland Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:30pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 365990 N 4221998
Decimal Degrees38.13590000, -76.52913333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 8.154', W 76° 31.748'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 8' 9.24" N, 76° 31' 44.88" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44701-45243 State Hwy 498, Piney Point MD 20674, US
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