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Hampton Roads History: D-Day Ships from the Old Norfolk Navy Yard

June 4 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

FREE VIRTUAL LECTURE 
Presenter: Marcus W. Robbins, command historian and archivist, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Advance registration is required.

Take a walk back into history with Marcus Robbins of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as the historian and archivist talks of the ships built and repaired at the yard that took part in the invasion of Normandy. Viewers are welcome to send Marcus any comments or questions during the presentation, and he will answer them following the presentation.

About the Presentation:
June 6, 1944: D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. On this historic day, an overwhelming naval presence turned the tide leading to eventual victory in Europe.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as it’s known today, made significant contributions to the Allied victory — completed repairs on three battleships (USS Texas, USS Nevada, and USS Arkansas); and constructed three minesweepers (USS Osprey, USS Raven, and USS Auk), two destroyers (USS Herndon and USS Shubrick), 50 Landing Craft Mechanized (LCMs), and 10 Tank Landing Ships (LSTs) — ships that saw action on that epic day 77 years ago.

Come hear Marcus W. Robbins share stories of the men and women at Portsmouth, Virginia’s old Norfolk Navy Yard, and tells how their work helped take the fight “Over There.”


Hampton Roads History:
From Norfolk to Normandy: Ships from the Old Norfolk Navy Yard

June 4, 2021 • 12 p.m. (EST)


Image credit: USS Texas, off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, 15 March 1943. Bow-on view. Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command #19-N-43359. Headshot: Marcus W. Robbins. Courtesy of Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Marcus W. Robbins, command historian and archivist, Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Marcus W. Robbins, command historian and archivist, Norfolk Naval Shipyard


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Details

Date:
June 4
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Venue

The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
https://marinersmuseum.org