The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard was the
first Naval Shipyard in the Nation. It
opened in 1801 when naval vessels were of
wood construction. The Yard ceased its
mission on September 27, 1996 after proudly
serving the Fleet for 195 years.
This Homepage is dedicated to keeping the
memory of the Yard alive and to serve as a
brow for ex-YardBirds to walk the deck plate
again and keep in touch with each other.
There is not very much out on the Net about
the Navy Yard, so if anyone out there has a
web page, e-mail address, or anything you
would like to share about your experiences
at the Yard, please e-mail me or submit your
comments. I need your help to produce a nice
tribute to the Yard and YardBirds who
dedicated their lives to making the
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard the Mainstay
of the Fleet.
commander arrives, observed morning colors,
commenced closure ceremony, shipyard
commander orders the watch secured and
Philadelphia Naval Shipyard closed; secured
the watch, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard is
closed, no further entries this Log"
Launching of the USS Wisconsin (BB-64) - PNSY - Dec. 7, 1943