Alexandria Goes to War
— 1918 - 1921 —In response to a shortage of ships and shipbuilding facilities at the start of World War I, the U.S. government decided to enter the shipbuilding business. In 1917, the U.S. Emergency Fleet Corporation was created and eventually oversaw construction of 218 shipyards, including one here on Jones Point. The first piling for the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation's shipyard was driven in February 1918. The massive facility was up and running just 85 days later—a reported world record.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322887 N 4295794|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79311667, -77.03935000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.587', W 77° 2.361'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 35.22" N, 77° 2' 21.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 111 Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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