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Charleston Navy Yard
Charleston, South Carolina
Type Shipyard
Coordinates 32°51′47″N 79°57′59″W / 32.86306°N 79.96639°W / 32.86306; -79.96639Coordinates: 32°51′47″N 79°57′59″W / 32.86306°N 79.96639°W / 32.86306; -79.96639
Built 1909
In use 1909 — 1996 - now as Detyens Shipyards
Controlled by United States Navy

Charleston Navy Yard (later renamed the Charleston Naval Shipyard and finally renamed Naval Base Charleston) was a U.S. Navy ship building and repair facility located along the west bank of the Cooper River, in North Charleston, South Carolina. It began operations in 1909 as a drydock, and continued as a navy facility until 1996 when it was leased to Detyens Shipyards, Inc. during down-sizing.

The yard first produced the destroyer USS Tillman (DD-135), then began to increase production in the 1930s. A total of 21 destroyers were assembled at Charleston Navy Yard.

Today, a 340-acre (1.4 km2) section of the former base is being revitalized as a sustainable, mixed-use urban hub for the city of North Charleston, SC. The new development is called The Navy Yard at Noisette. Ground broke in 2005.


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