The Fitting-Out Dock

The Fitting-Out Dock (HM1691)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 47.67', W 77° 2.368'

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Shipshape and Cargo-Ready

— 1918-1921 —

This dock, constructed of reinforced concrete on concrete and wood pilings, was once the last stop for cargo ships under construction at Jones Point's World War I shipyard. Here, ships received final fittings before heading out for service. The dock featured a derrick—a crane-like device—to move construction materials, equipment, instruments and fittings on and off ships. The U.S. Government contracted the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation to build 12 vessels, but only 9 of these were completed.

The ship-shaped lawn on your left is the size of the SS Gunston Hall, the first ship to be built by the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation at Jones Point.
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HM NumberHM1691
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322881 N 4295947
Decimal Degrees38.79450000, -77.03946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.67', W 77° 2.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 40.20" N, 77° 2' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Mt Vernon Trail, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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