Armaments & Aircraft

Armaments & Aircraft (HM2MAW)

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N 38° 52.138', W 76° 59.489'

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The Washington Navy Yard is the oldest establishment of the U.S. Navy. It was the scene of many scientific developments including a ship model testing basin that evaluated the effect of water on new hull designs. The first shipboard aircraft catapult was tested in the Anacostia River in 1912 and a wind tunnel was completed at the Yard in 1916.

By World War II, the Navy Yard was the largest naval weapons plant in the world. The ammunition, artillery, and shells designed and built there were used in every war the United States fought were used in every war the United States fought until the 1960s. Today, the Navy Yard serves as headquarters for Naval District Washington and houses numerous support activities for the fleet and aviation communities.
Year Placed2017
Placed ByTendani Mpulubusi El with assistance from students at Eastern and Ballou High Schools with support from The Kresge Foundation, 11th Street Bridge Park, BBAR, 8 Arts & Culture
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Date Added Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at 11:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 327228 N 4304120
Decimal Degrees38.86896667, -76.99148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.138', W 76° 59.489'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 8.2799999999999" N, 76° 59' 29.34" W
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