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16 Jul 1919

United States
  • USS New Mexico was made the flagship of the US Pacific Fleet while she was at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Hampton Roads, Virginia | CPC]
19 Jul 1919

United States
15 Oct 1931

Photo(s) dated 15 Oct 1931
Suffern in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 15 Oct 1931
21 Jun 1934

United States
  • The first aircraft landed aboard USS Ranger at Hampton Roads, Virginia, a Vought O3U-2 Corsair scout plane flown by Lt Cmdr. Arthur C. Davis with Chief Aviation Machinist Mate H. E. Wallace as observer. ww2dbase [Ranger | Hampton Roads, Virginia | DS]
14 Sep 1939

United States
20 Jun 1941

United States
27 Oct 1941

Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1941
Newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 27 Oct 1941.
1 Feb 1943

Photo(s) dated 1 Feb 1943
USS Essex at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1943. Photo 2 of 2.
15 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1943
USS Essex leaving Norfolk, Virginia, United States, for shakedown exercises, 15 Mar 1943.
17 Apr 1943

United States
  • In a routine change of command, Captain Arnold Jay "Buster" Isbell relieved Captain James Sykes as commanding officer of USS Card while the ship was at anchor in Hampton Roads, Virginia. ww2dbase [Card | Hampton Roads, Virginia | DS]
6 Nov 1943

United States
8 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 8 May 1944
Starboard side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga being delivered to the US Navy on the morning of her commissioning, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Untied States, May 8, 1944.
26 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Jun 1944
USS Ticonderoga off Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 26 Jun 1944. Two months later, the flight deck would be extended 11-feet to nearly cover the forward 40mm anti-aircraft mounts.
10 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1944
Double stacked Jeeps packed for transport on Liberty Ship SS Esek Hopkins, Pier 2, Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, Jul 10, 1944
17 Jan 1950

United States
25 Apr 1955

Photo(s) dated 25 Apr 1955
USS Conecuh at anchor, Hampton Roads, off Virginia, United States, 25 Apr 1955
13 Jun 1957

United States
  • USS Iowa participated in the international naval review at Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Iowa | Hampton Roads, Virginia | CPC]
22 Oct 1957

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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