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Naval Station 1823-1974
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 24° 33.423 W 081° 48.399
17R E 418310 N 2716140
Quick Description: Started as an antipirate base it served the navy for 150 years.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2009 8:25:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM6HBF
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 34

Long Description:
Naval Station
1823-1974
Commodore David Porter established a Naval Station here on April 3, 1823 as a supply Base for his 17-ship Anti-Pirate Squadron. The Station remained in constant operation from that date until its disestablishment on March 31, 1974. Although its function has varied over the years it has operated through seven conflicts with its personnel reaching from a low of 17 military in 1932 to over 15,000 military and 3000 civilians in 1945.
Marker Number: none

Date: none

County: Monroe

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: none

Website: Not listed

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