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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navy's ships. Image File history File linksMetadata Portsmouth_Naval_Shipyard. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Portsmouth_Naval_Shipyard. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... Small shipyard in Klaksvík (Faroe Islands), reparing fishing vessels Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. ...


Despite its name, it is located in Kittery, Maine, opposite Portsmouth, New Hampshire, occupying the whole of Seavey Island within the Piscataqua River. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is also sometimes confused with Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Location of town of Kittery in state of Maine Kittery is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Location Location in Rockingham County, New Hampshire Coordinates , Government County Rockingham County City Manager John P. Bohenko Geographical characteristics Area     City 16. ... Seavey Island, on which Portsmouth Naval Shipyard resides, is located in the Piscataqua River in Kittery, Maine opposite Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ... The Piscataqua River seen from downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire The Piscataqua River, in the northeastern United States, is a 12 mi (19 km) long tidal estuary formed by the confluence of the Salmon Falls and Cocheco rivers. ... Aerial View of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, often called the Norfolk Navy Yard, is a U.S. Navy facility in Portsmouth, Virginia, for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navys ships. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1752 County Independent city Mayor Dr. James W. Holley III Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 120. ...


The yard was established in June 1800, making it the oldest continuously-operating shipyard of the Navy. Its first ship was the 74-gun ship of the line Washington, launched in 1814. 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ships of the line were 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-rated ships in the rating system of the Royal Navy. ... The fourth USS Washington was a ship of the line of the United States Navy. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


It is also the home of "The Castle", a former military prison which derives its name from the resemblance to a medieval castle. This building was the primary prison for the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as housing many German U-Boat crews after capture, until it closed in 1974. U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ...

Peace Conference Building, 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

The Portsmouth Navy Yard hosted the 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War. For his efforts arranging the treaty, President Theodore Roosevelt won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize. Diplomats from both nations stayed at the grand Victorian hotel, Wentworth by the Sea, across the Piscataqua River in New Castle, NH, and were ferried daily to negotiations at the base. In 2005, a summer-long series of events were held marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth, including a visit by a Navy destroyer, a parade and a re-enactment of the arrival of diplomats from the two warring nations. The treaty was signed at 3:47 p.m. on September 5, 1905, marked by an honor guard, the firing of a 19-gun salute and the ringing of area church bells. Those sounds were to be duplicated in 2005 when the signing was re-enacted. [1], [2] Image File history File links Peace Conference Building, 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War. ... Image File history File links Peace Conference Building, 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russo-Japanese War. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Treaty signing ceremony The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05. ... Insert non-formatted text here Combatants Imperial Russia Empire of Japan Strength 500,000 Soldiers 400,000 Soldiers Casualties 25,331 Killed 146,032 Wounded 47,387 Killed 173,425 Wounded Greater Manchuria, Russian (outer) Manchuria is region to upper right in lighter Red; Liaodong Peninsula is the wedge extending... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Nobel Peace Prize Medal featuring a portrait of Alfred Nobel Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes bequested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... ... The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles during the Victorian era: Neoclassicism Gothic Revival Italianate Second Empire Neo-Grec Romanesque Revival (Includes Richardsonian Revival) Renaissance Revival Queen Anne Jacobethan architecture (the precusor to the Queen Anne style) British Arts and Crafts movement painted... Fort Point Lighthouse, New Castle, NH New Castle is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1994, the Shipyard was placed on EPA's National Priorities List (NPL) for environmental investigations/restorations under CERCLA (Superfund). In 2005, the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Committee) placed the Portsmouth Navy Yard on a list for base closures, effective by 2008. Employees organized the Save Our Shipyard campaign in an effort to influence the committee to reverse its decision. On August 24, 2005, the base was taken off the list. Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11... Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the US Armed Forces, used by the United States Department of Defense and Congress to close excess military installations and realign the total asset inventory in order to save... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Recently, there has been controversy within the Shipyard. Both Maine and New Hampshire laid claim to the naval base until the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the case, asserting judicial estoppel.[citation needed] However, residents of the area in each state still have strong opinions on the topic of ownership. If it belongs to New Hampshire, base employees from that state would no longer be required to pay Maine income tax. On August 15, 2001, Dover, New Hampshire resident Victor Burre and seven others, in an act of rebellion against the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision to dismiss New Hampshire's assertion of ownership of Seavey Island, laid claim to the island in the name of the State of New Hampshire.[3] A lack of further information on the rebellion would suggest that the "militia" was probably unarmed and withdrew peacefully. New Hampshire's 2006 Session House Joint Resolution 1 has reaffirmed its sovereignty over Seavey island, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... In the practice of law, judicial estoppel (also known as estoppel by inconsistent positions) is an estoppel which precludes a party from taking a position in a case which is contrary to a position they have taken in earlier legal proceedings. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Dover is a small city located in Strafford County, New Hampshire, in the United States of America. ...


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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (560 words)
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navy's ships.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is also sometimes confused with Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which is in Portsmouth, Virginia.
In 2005, a summer-long series of events were held marking the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Portsmouth, including a visit by a Navy destroyer, a parade and a re-enactment of the arrival of diplomats from the two warring nations.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (1630 words)
Despite its name, the shipyard is neither in Portsmouth nor even in the state of New Hampshire, it is currently located on the other side of the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the state of Maine, occupying the whole of Seavey Island in the river.
Portsmouth was a port by the 9th century, but was formally founded in 1170 when wealthy landowner and merchant Jean de Gisors was attracted to the area by the natural harbour and the possibilities for trade.
Because of Portsmouth's naval importance it was a major military target during World War II, and of the 70,000 buildings there at the time 65,000 suffered some damage in air raids, of which 6,650 were totally destroyed.
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