Charlestown Navy Yard

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The photographs in this exciting new volume illustrate the history of the Charlestown Navy Yard from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century. Founded in 1800, the yard was oneof the first military shipyards in the United States.Charlestown Navy Yard celebrates the life of the yardthrough one hundred years of photographs, showing thedramatic changes that took place during the transition from wood to steel ships. Charlestown Navy Yard's history is preserved in these images, which include rare views of buildings past and present and snapshots of shipyard workers in the Ropewalk, on the ships, and in the Forge Shop where die-lock chain was developed. Discover within these pages little-known facts about the people who shaped the shipyard's history and the ships that visited the yard, such as USS Albany, as well as the two historic ships at the yard—the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, and the World War II destroyer,USS Cassin Young.
ISBN: 9780738502212
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Barbara A. Bither and Boston National Historical Park, a unit of the National Park System, have compiled a distinctive collection of photographs, most of which have never been seen by the public. Accompanied by an insightful narrative, these images serve as a valuable source of information on the Charlestown Navy Yard.
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