"History Matters" Blog & "Visions of the Past" Index

By Marcus W. Robbins, Historian & Archivist

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Blog 1-12, January 31, 2011, to July 20, 2011
Blog 13-21, August 15, 2011, to November 1, 2012
Blog 22-37, November 11, 2012, to February 5, 2015
Blog 38-51, February 5, 2015, to May 8, 2015
Blog 52-60, May 15, 2015, to September 6, 2015
Blog 61, October 4, 2015, to October 18, 2015
Vision 1 onward

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(Arranged by date in descending order)

Visions Number & Date History Matters - Visions of the Past
Vision 32, July 24, 2016 Construction Continues on Dry Dock #4 – 98 Years Ago
Vision 31, July 14, 2016 The Bronze Plaque at Gate 10 & Forward
Vision 30, July 2, 2016 Construction Progress of Dry Dock #4 – 98 Years Ago
Vision 29, June 26, 2016 Bridges Across The Elizabeth
Vision 28, June 17, 2016 The Stone Dock & The USS Delaware – 183 Years Ago
Vision 27, June 11, 2016 You Are Here – 99 Years Ago
Vision 26, June 5, 2016 The Structural Shop Takes Shape – 99 Years Ago
Vision 25, May 28, 2016 The Machine Shop & Foundry Rise Up - 99 Years Ago
Vision 24, May 22, 2016

The Building Ways - 98 Years Ago

Vision 23, May 15, 2016

The Schmoele Tract - 113 Years Ago

Vision 22, May 11, 2016 Before the Southern & Westward Expansion – 108 Years Ago
Vision 21, May 5, 2016 Opening of Dry Dock #4 – 97 Years Ago Today
Vision 20, April 26, 2016 Completion of Shipbuilding Ways #1
Vision 19, April 21, 2016

The 2nd Burn of the Navy Yard 155 Years Ago Today

Vision 18, April 15, 2016

The History of Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan & Building 310

Vision 17, April 7, 2016 Gosport, Before the Powder Exploded – 155 Years Ago
Vision 16, April 1, 2016

M-22 Construction 100 Years Ago Today

Vision 15, March 28, 2016 1st Women Welder Class at NNY ~ 9/2/1942
Vision 14, March 20, 2016 Conversion of the USS Langley at Norfolk 1920-1922
Vision 13, March 13, 2016 Norfolk Navy Yard’s First Steam Engine
Vision 12, March 8, 2016 Artifacts Relating to Battle of Hampton Roads ~ March 8 & 9, 1862 . . .
Vision 11, February 29, 2016 The 1893 Station Map
Vision 10, February 13, 2016 Dry Dock #2 Was First a Wooden Dock
Vision 9, February 5, 2016 Historical Events Do Tell a Story at NNSY
Vision 8, January 31, 2016 Introduction to Blog #1
Vision 7, January 26, 2016 Antiquated & Modern Fire Apparatus in 1919
Vision 6, January 22, 2016 Snowfall at Quarters “A” in 1927
Vision 5, January 17, 2016 Excavation of Dry Dock #4 in 1917
Vision 4, January 12, 2016 Gate 3 Back in the Day, circa 1874
Vision 3, January 8, 2016 USS Nashville 118 Years Ago Today
Vision 2, January 4, 2016 USS Texas in Wooden Dry Dock #2
Vision 1, January 1, 2016 The Extension of Dry Dock # 3
Blog Number & Date Title of Blog History Matters
Blog 62, October 18, 2015 SERVICE TO THE FLEET Turns 70 Years Old Today
Blog 61, October 4, 2015 The United States Navy’s 240th Birthday
Blog 60, September 6, 2015 History and Facts About the 350 Ton Hammerhead Crane
Blog 59, August 23, 2015 350 Ton Hammerhead Crane, Alternatives and Public Information Meeting
Blog 58, July 12, 2015 Receiving Ship USS Franklin at Saint Helena
Blog 57, June 20, 2015 182 Years Ago ~ Docking of the USS Delaware at Gosport
Blog 56, June 14, 2015 Construction Details of the Stone Dock at Gosport
Blog 55, June 7, 2015 100 Years Ago ~ Sailors Drilling at the Norfolk Navy Yard
Blog 54, May 27, 2015 110 Years Ago ~ Historic Postcard Views of the Norfolk Navy Yard
Blog 53, May 22, 2015 96 Years Ago ~ Explosion In The Gas Plant
Blog 52, May 15, 2015 188 Years Ago ~ Commencement of Dry Dock 1 at Gosport
Blog 51, May 8, 2015 Pier 4 Construction 96 Years Ago
Blog 50, May 1, 2015 1st Ship in Dry Dock #4 ~ USS Wisconsin 
Blog 49, April 26, 2015 The Flag of the CSS Hampton Returns Home 
Blog 48, April 17, 2015 Navy’s First Shot of World War I - April 19th, 1917 
Blog 47, April 10, 2015 The Men That Built Pier 4 
Blog 46, April 3, 2015 Submarines on the Marine Railway
Blog 45, March 26, 2015 1st Ship in Dry Dock #3 ~ USS North Carolina 
Blog 44, March 20, 2015 Structures Standing the Test of Time
Blog 43, March 13, 2015 Historical Bronze Plaque at Gate 10
Blog 42, March 6, 2015 USS Cumberland & USS Congress Memorial of 3/8/1862 
Blog 41, February 26, 2015 Hercules ~ Navy Yard’s First Locomotive 
Blog 40, February 20, 2015 Two Past Snowfalls at the Navy Yard 
Blog 39, February 12, 2015 The Cannonball Pile at the Trophy Park 
Blog 38, February 5, 2015 Looking Back at NNSY Waterfront circa 1975
Blog 37, August 20, 2014 Navy Yard History Wall Mural at #2 High Street 
Blog 36, August 16, 2014 The Earliest History of Drydock 1 
Blog 35, August 12, 2014 A Closer Look at the History of Gate 3 
Blog 34, August 12, 2014 The Great Quarters “A” Fire of August 12, 2014 
Blog 33, June 9, 2014 Historic Truxtun, Nation’s First Planned Black Housing Community at 95 Years Old 
Blog 32, May 28, 2014 City of Portsmouth 130th Annual Memorial Day Parade 
Blog 31, May 12, 2014 Historical Events Do Tell a Story at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard 
Blog 30, April 21, 2014 Looking Back at the 2nd Burn of the Navy Yard ~ 153 Years Ago Today 
Blog 29, February 1, 2014 Looking Back at the Birth of the Downtown Tunnel in 1952
Blog 28, January 29, 2014 Looking Back on Three Historic Snows at the Norfolk Navy Yard 
Blog 27, December 16, 2013 The Great White Fleet Departs Hampton Roads ~ 106 Years Ago, December 16, 1907
Blog 26, August 11, 2013 See, Touch & Learn of Gosport Navy Yard & Portsmouth's History 1860-1865, August 17, 2013
Blog 25, January 27, 2013 Establishment of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum ~ 50 Years Ago on January 27, 1963 
Blog 24, December 29, 2012 The Sinking and Loss of the USS Monitor ~ 150 Years Ago on December 31, 1862
Blog 23, December 16, 2012 The Great White Fleet Departs Hampton Roads ~ 105 Years Ago Today, December 16, 1907
Blog 22, November 11, 2012 Gosport Shipyard – U. S. Navy Yard, Norfolk ~ First Accomplishments (1794-1862) 
Blog 21, November 1, 2012 History of the Nation's Oldest Continuous Operating Naval Shipyard
Blog 20, April 22, 2012 The 3rd Burn of Gosport – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 19, April 22, 2012 On Location ~ The Battle of Hampton Roads – Today & 150 Years Ago 
Blog 18, March 4, 2012 Battle of the Ironclads March 8 & 9, 1862 – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 17, October 28, 2011 Transformation into the CSS VIRGINIA – 150 Years Ago
Blog 16, October 26, 2011 Credits for Conversion of the CSS VIRGINIA – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 15, September 3, 2011 Naval Constructor, John L. Porter – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 14, August 21, 2011 Gosport's Drydock & Planning of CSS Virginia – 150 Years Ago
Blog 13, August 15, 2011 The South's Grand Gift, the Merrimac – 150 Years Ago
Blog 12, July 20, 2011 Gosport, Raising & Repairing the Ships – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 11, July 13, 2011 Gosport: Summary of Destruction – 150 Years Ago
Blog 10, June 22, 2011 Gosport, A Grand Gift & Confederate Spoils of War – 150 Years Ago
Blog 9, April 28, 2011 Gosport, A Rare Written Firsthand Report – 150 Years Ago
Blog 8, April 20, 2011 Gosport, Union - Evacuation, Destruction & the 2nd Burning – 150 Years Ago
Blog 7, April 18, 2011 Gosport, Suspense & the Ships in the Stream – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 6, April 9, 2011 Gosport, Facilities Worth Fighting For – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 5, March 26, 2011 Gosport, Before the Match Was Lit – 150 Years Ago
Blog 4, March 18, 2011 Gosport, Before the Powder Exploded – 150 Years Ago 
Blog 3, March 14, 2011 100 Years Ago, March 1911 - The Sinking of the former USS TEXAS  
Blog 2, February 17, 2011 Building M-22 & Gosport's Marine History 
Blog 1, January 31, 2011 Introduction

 

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