Shipshape and Cargo-Ready
— 1918-1921 —This dock, constructed of reinforced concrete on concrete and wood pilings, was once the last stop for cargo ships under construction at Jones Point's World War I shipyard. Here, ships received final fittings before heading out for service. The dock featured a derrick—a crane-like device—to move construction materials, equipment, instruments and fittings on and off ships. The U.S. Government contracted the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation to build 12 vessels, but only 9 of these were completed.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322881 N 4295947|
|Decimal Degrees||38.79450000, -77.03946667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.67', W 77° 2.368'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 40.20" N, 77° 2' 22.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 111 Mt Vernon Trail, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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