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Memphis Navy Yard

Front St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 9' 17.11656", -90° 3' 2.115036"
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In 1844 the U.S. Government located a military shipyard on the Memphis waterfront between Auction and Market streets. The facility completed outfitting its only product, the USS Allegheny, in 1847. This iron-hulled warship's propulsion system proved inefficient, tainting the Memphis yard with a major failure. The navy closed the shipyard in 1855 and returned the property to the City of Memphis. During World War II, a private firm built small naval craft here.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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