— Seven-tenths Mile South —In an effort to defend U. S. coasts and shipping lanes against German submarine activity during World War II, the U. S. Navy established bases to house huge lighter-than-air (LTA) craft, also known as blimps. With the ability to hover above a target, the blimps were uniquely qualified for coastal defense and observation.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 301540 N 3249378|
|Decimal Degrees||29.35793333, -95.04443333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 21.476', W 95° 2.666'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 21' 28.56" N, 95° 2' 39.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||713, 409, 281|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 76-80 Blimp Base Blvd, Hitchcock TX 77563, US|
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