Dravo Corporation Shipyard

Dravo Corporation Shipyard (HMQYC)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15225 Allegheny County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 30.709', W 80° 7.784'

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During World War II, Dravo's shipyard here was a leader in the manufacture of Landing Ship Tanks—LSTs—for the United States Navy. Dravo's over 16,000 workers produced a total of 145 LSTs. This and four other inland yards, all using techniques pioneered by Dravo, contributed two-thirds of the Navy's fleet of over 1,000 LSTs. These amphibious craft proved vital to the success of Allied landings on enemy shores, 1943-1945.
Year Placed1995
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 573728 N 4484930
Decimal Degrees40.51181667, -80.12973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 30.709', W 80° 7.784'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 30' 42.54" N, 80° 7' 47.04" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5500 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15225, US
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