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Boston Naval Shipyard
Charlestown Navy Yard Mystic Wharf Map 1912.jpg
1912 Map of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Mystic Wharf
Location Southeast of Chelsea Street, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts
Built 1800
Architect Alexander Parris, et al.
NRHP reference No. 66000134
Added to NRHP 15 November 1966
Boston Navy Shipyard
Boston, Massachusetts
Type Shipyard
Built 1800
In use 1801–1975
Controlled by United States Navy

The Boston Navy Yard was one of the oldest shipbuilding places in the United States Navy. It was first called the Charlestown Navy Yard and later Boston Naval Shipyard. It was started in 1801. It was officially closed as an active naval yard on July 1, 1974. It still has the ship the USS Constitution docked there. The USS Cassin Young, a World War II-era destroyer, is there and is a museum ship.


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