Fighting World War IThe concrete foundations you see here were part of a craneway servicing two shipways and launch sites — elements of an enormous World War I-era shipyard. To speed delivery of cargo ships needed for the war effort, the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation hired thousands of workers and ordered tens of thousands of tons of steel. The yard's 7,000 workers and support staff used mass production techniques developed by the auto industry to move materials and speed assembly of simple, pre-fabricated steel components. The first ship, the SS Gunston Hall, took just over a year to complete.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322865 N 4295687|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79215000, -77.03958333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.529', W 77° 2.375'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 31.74" N, 77° 2' 22.50" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 I-95, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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