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Navy Yard

Front Street, Memphis, TN , USA
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The waterfront between Auction and Market Streets, which includes the mouth of the Wolf River, was occupied, from 1844 to 1857, by an inland shipbuilding and repair facility operated by the U.S. Navy. The USS Allegheny, only ship built in the yard, was a failure. During World War II, a private firm here built 192 small naval craft.

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