The Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York (Images of America Series)

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Not much larger than a few city blocks (219 acres,

plus 72 acres of water), the Brooklyn Navy Yard is

one of the most historically significant sites in America. It was one of the U.S. Navy's major shipbuilding and repair yards from 1801 to 1966. It produced more than 80 warships and hundreds of smaller vessels. At its height during World War II, it worked around the clock, employing some 70,000 people. The yard built the Monitor, the world's ...

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Overview


Not much larger than a few city blocks (219 acres,

plus 72 acres of water), the Brooklyn Navy Yard is

one of the most historically significant sites in America. It was one of the U.S. Navy's major shipbuilding and repair yards from 1801 to 1966. It produced more than 80 warships and hundreds of smaller vessels. At its height during World War II, it worked around the clock, employing some 70,000 people. The yard built the Monitor, the world's first modern warship; the Maine, whose destruction set off the Spanish-American War; the Arizona, whose sinking launched America into World War II; and the Missouri, on whose deck World War II ended. On June 25, 1966, the flag at the Brooklyn Navy Yard was lowered for the last time and the 165-year-old institution ceased to exist. Sold to the City of New York for $22.4 million, the yard became a site for storage of vehicles, some light industry, and a modest amount of civilian ship repair.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738556956
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 635,419
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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In The Brooklyn Navy Yard, author Thomas F. Berner restores what were fast-fading memories of the yard's days of glory. An attorney who practices law in New York City, Berner presents stunning photographs to illustrate the vital role of this small yard. His sources include the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Historical Society, the Museum of the City of New York, and the United States Naval Institute.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2008

    Great Source for Navy Yard History!

    I finally acquired a copy of this book, and I wasn't disappointed. As a native New Yorker, and naval history fan, I have long been fascinated by the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This book fills many of the gaps in our knowledge of this historic site, where many of our Navy's greatest ships were constructed, including the USS Arizona and USS Missouri (the battleships which saw the beginning and end of America's involvement in World War 2). The book is written in a clear narrative style, with many unique photos and captions depicting the history of the Navy Yard throughout the years. This is a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in the history of the U.S. Navy, and our once great naval shipbuilding industry.

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