Port of Embarkation, U. S. ArmyThe splendid natural harbor of Hampton Roads served the nation as a military port of embarkation in the Spanish American War and two World Wars. In World War 1, headquarters were set up at Newport News on July 11, 1917, and vast shipments of troops and materiel were processed. During World War II 1,687,000 people passed through here from June 15, 1942, to Sept. 1, 1945.
|Placed By||Newport News Historical Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372507 N 4093309|
|Decimal Degrees||36.97726667, -76.43241667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 58.636', W 76° 25.945'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 58' 38.16" N, 76° 25' 56.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2667-2703 West Ave, Newport News VA 23607, US|
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