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General Dynamics Corporation Shipyard, Outfitting Pier No. 3, 97 East Howard Street, Quincy, Norfolk County, MA



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Location
97 East Howard Street, Quincy, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-26-D
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1984 subsequent work
Significance: Constructed in 1942-43, Pier 3 is significant as an integral component of the Quincy-Fore River Shipyard facilities from the World War II period until the closing of the yard in 1984. Fitting out is the last phase of ship construction prior to sea trials and completes the work begun in the basins, slips, and fabrication areas. The pier's structure includes elements of traditional timber pile and earth fill construction methods and later steel pile marine engineering techniques.

Subjects
Water Supply
Waste Disposal
Piers (marine Landings)


Related Names
Massachusetts Water Resource Authority
General Dynamics Corporation
Brewster, Robert, Photographer
Fitch, Virginia A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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