Craney Island

Craney Island (HMPM4)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23703
Country: United States of America

N 36° 50.652', W 76° 21.986'

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Seven miles northeast in the Elizabeth River is Craney Island, a landmark of two wars. During the War of 1812, the British attacked its fortifications on 22 June 1813, but were repulsed by its defenders including the Portsmouth artillery. During the Civil War, while abandoning Norfolk in April 1861, the Union forces scuttled the USS Merrimack. The Confederates refloated it and transformed it into their first ironclad, the CSS Virginia. Famous for its duel to a draw with the USS Monitor, the Virginia was scuttled at Craney Island on 11 May 1862, when the Confederates evacuated Norfolk.
HM NumberHMPM4
Marker NumberK 266
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 378169 N 4078460
Decimal Degrees36.84420000, -76.36643333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.652', W 76° 21.986'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 39.12" N, 76° 21' 59.16" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3133-3199 Duke Dr, Portsmouth VA 23703, US
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