U.S. Experimental Model Basin

U.S. Experimental Model Basin (HM6QF)

Location: Washington, DC 20003
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.402', W 76° 59.675'

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Site of U.S. Experimental Model Basin 1898-1955Founded by Rear Admiral David Watson Taylor who was the Director until 1914.

Here the Navy laid the foundations for research in ship and aircraft design with the establishment of a 470 foot towing tank in 1898 and an 8-by 8-foot closed circuit wind tunnel in 1914, both of which were first in the United States. Structural research on naval ships was begun in 1922. To those pioneers in naval science, whose work is being continued and extended at the David Taylor Model Basin built in 1939, and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics which became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1958, this plaque is dedicated.
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HM NumberHM6QF
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Placed ByU.S. Navy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:38am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326970 N 4304614
Decimal Degrees38.87336667, -76.99458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.402', W 76° 59.675'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 24.12" N, 76° 59' 40.50" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Sicard St SE, Washington DC 20003, US
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