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It was the third nuclear submarine commissioned and the first to make a completely submerged trans-Atlantic crossing. It entered Drydock Number 1 at the Gosport Navy Yard, 17 June 1833, the first ship to be drydocked in America. She entered dock on and left dock and attacked the Federal squadron in Hampton Roads on 8 March 1862, engaged the MONITOR on 9 March 1862. JAMESTOWN was stricken from the Navy Register on 4 September 1912 but was still afloat in 1932. It saw active service in the Spanish-American War and was stricken from the Navy List on 24 July 1919. It was stricken from the Navy List 28 November 1945.
It was the second submarine to reach the North Pole and the first to surface there. DELAWARE was burned and sunk at Gosport Navy Yard, 20 April 1861, by evacuating Federal forces. When the Navy Yard was evacuated by the Confederate forces, the VIRGINIA was found to be too deep for navigation in the James River and to avoid capture was destroyed by her own crew off Craney Island . It was sold and converted to a floating hotel and still in use at Ft. USS NOA Converted in World War II to a High Speed Transport (APD-24).
Scheduled to land at NNSY, he touched down instead in Norfolk. It also built 20 tank landing ships and 50 medium landing craft.
The yard's employment peak of nearly 43,000 workers was reached during World War II when the yard built nearly 30 major vessels and repaired 6,850 U. Shipyarders here have built a tradition of professional leadership through hard work and technological innovation.
James Lawrence, uttered his celebrated dying words, "Don't Give Up the Ship", which have become a tradition in the Navy.
The CHESAPEAKE was taken into the Royal Navy and, in 1820 broken up at Portsmouth, England, her timbers being used to build a flour mill at Wickham.
The CHESAPEAKE was attacked by the British LEOPARD off Cape Henry in 1807 which affair led to the duel between Commodores James Barron and Stephen Decatur, and was one of the causes leading to the War of 1812.
She was captured off Boston, 1 June 1813, by the British frigate SHANNON, on which occasion her commander, Capt.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard claims to have the first floating drydock, with use beginning in 1852.The Norfolk Naval Shipyard is the and actually predates the United States Navy Department by 31 years. Known for most of its first century as "Gosport", it was renamed "Norfolk" in 1862 after the largest city in the area. One hundred more ships slid down the ways here before the yard completed its last ship, a wooden minesweeper, in 1953.It has never borne the name of its home city of Portsmouth. frigate USS CHESAPEAKE, a sister ship of the USS CONSTITUTION and one of the first six ships to be built for the U. It was in this yard that the partly burned steam frigate USS MERRIMACK was converted by the Confederates into the CSS VIRGINIA.During its more than 230 years, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard has assisted the nation in winning nine major wars, putting an end to piracy, sending the Great White Fleet around the world, scientifically exploring the Pacific, and opening Japan to American trade. In March 1862, world wide attention focused on the battles between the VIRGINIA and the wooden Union ships USS CONGRESS and USS CUMBERLAND and the federal ironclad USS MONITOR.The battles in Hampton Roads spurred changes in naval technology around the world.