Book traces history of Norfolk Naval Station

Book traces history of Norfolk Naval Station

Credit: Hampton Roads Naval Museum Facebook page

This book is filled with photographs of Naval Station Norfolk throughout the past 100 years.

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Associated Press & 13News Now

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 11:26 AM

NORFOLK (AP) -- A new book traces the history of the world's largest navy base.

"Naval Station Norfolk" goes on sale Monday. All proceeds will support the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.

The museum partnered with the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation to write the book. It was published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images in America series.

Museum curator Joe Judge tells The Virginian-Pilot that the museum and the foundation hope the book will be the beginning of Naval Station Norfolk's centennial celebration.

The book contains more than 200 vintage photographs.

You an purchase the book at the gift shop at the tour office at Naval Station Norfolk on Hampton Blvd/Gate 5, where you can also get a ticket to take a tour of the base.  The book $21.99. Call the gift shop at 757-423-8118.  

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

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