A Century of ServiceThe United States Navy's ties to Cape Henlopen spanned nearly 100 years. The Navy first came to the Cape in 1898 to build a signal tower during the Spanish American War. In the 20th century, the Navy kept a communications station he, beginning with a wireless station in 1904. During World War I, a naval base helped protect the cities and industries along the Delaware River. And in World War II, the Navy watched over shipping in the area and maintained a post to guard the Delaware Bay. From 1962 until 1981, an underwater listening station, named NavFac, Lewes, traced submarines in the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Navy's Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS). After that, the Navy ran a reserve training center here until it left Cape Henlopen in 1996.
|Placed By||Delaware State Parks|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at 9:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 492426 N 4291349|
|Decimal Degrees||38.77083333, -75.08718333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 46.25', W 75° 5.231'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 46' 15" N, 75° 5' 13.86" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Dune Rd, Lewes DE 19958, US|
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