Battleship Wisconsin: Berthed in Norfolk

Battleship Wisconsin: Berthed in Norfolk (HM1NW)

Location: Norfolk, VA 23510
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.862', W 76° 17.654'

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Redefining the skyline of downtown Norfolk, battleship Wisconsin stands stoically with dominating presence. After months of dredging and construction, Wisconsin majestically slipped into the seemingly tailored berth without a hitch on 7 December 2000—fifty-seven years after the warship was originally launched. Berthing the 45,000 ton, 887.3 foot long, and 108 foot wide battleship was a major feat of engineering. The waters of the Elizabeth River around Nauticus are extremely shallow for the 37 foot deep draft of Wisconsin. Varying tidal and weather conditions further complicated the berthing facility design. Working in conjunction with City of Norfolk and U.S. Navy planners, architects from the Norfolk-based firm Glenn & Sadler designed the channel and berthing facility next to Nauticus. Chained securely for hurricane force winds, Wisconsin presently floats on the water at an average of two to four feet above the bottom. This marker made possible by a gift from Glenn & Sadler, a Division of Transystems Corporation.
HM NumberHM1NW
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: Norfolk Heritage Cannonball Trail series
Placed ByCity of Norfolk
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 384612 N 4078759
Decimal Degrees36.84770000, -76.29423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.862', W 76° 17.654'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 51.72" N, 76° 17' 39.24" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 64 Elizabeth River Trail, Norfolk VA 23510, US
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