Confederate Navy Yard

Confederate Navy Yard (HMFO1)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
Country: United States of America

N 37° 31.552', W 77° 25.255'

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Begun in 1862, the Confederate Navy Yard occupied both banks of the James River, including the community and port of Rocketts Landing on the north bank. The Yard was the base, construction site, and headquarters for the James River Squadron, commanded by Admiral Raphael Semmes, which included the famous ironclad vessel; C.S.S. Virginia II, as well as other ironclads. Here, too, the Confederate Navy fashioned prototype artillery mounted on a railroad car for General Lee's use at the battle of Savage Station on June 29, 1862. On April 3, 1865, Confederate troops burned the yard and destroyed vessels as a part of the evacuation of Richmond. After the Civil War, Trigg Shipyards continued the tradition of military shipbuilding in this area of Richmond.
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286072 N 4155964
Decimal Degrees37.52586667, -77.42091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.552', W 77° 25.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 33.12" N, 77° 25' 15.30" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Pear St, Richmond VA 23223, US
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