Portsmouth, Norfolk & USN

Portsmouth is at the bottom of Chesapeake Bay and has Norfolk on the opposite side of the river. It is both a US Navy base and a large repair area as well.

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This was straight across the river from our berth and work went on round the clock.

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Departing we went past the operational base which was mostly empty:

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it was not hard to imagine that the USN had more ships in overhaul status in this area than most navies had in total.