Dry Dock 1

Dry Dock 1 (HMP7P)

Location: Boston, MA 02129 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 22.417', W 71° 3.358'

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Boston Nat'l Hist Pk

— Charlestown Navy Yard —

This stone and metal structure is Dry Dock 1, completed in 1833. As one of America's first two granite dry docks, Dry Dock 1 made the repair of large naval ships faster, easier, and safer.

Returning warships to sea duty in less time was a crucial gain for a young nation with a limited budget and a small navy. Costing more than $1.5 million, the dry docks here in Charlestown and Norfolk, Virginia, were the largest civil works projects the federal government had ever undertaken. They proved that the nation was prepared to use its navy to protect its overseas trade.

The first vessel to enter Dry Dock 1 for repairs was USS Constitution in 1833. Today, Dry Dock 1, a working pioneer, is preserved as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
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HM NumberHMP7P
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Placed ByBoston National Hist Park, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330725 N 4693307
Decimal Degrees42.37361667, -71.05596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.417', W 71° 3.358'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 25.02" N, 71° 3' 21.48" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 1st Ave, Boston MA 02129, US
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