Boston Navy Yard

shipbuilding facility in the 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. The USS Constitution is still docked there. The USS Cassin Young, a World War II-era destroyer, is there and is a museum ship.

Boston Naval Shipyard
1912 Map of the Charlestown Navy Yard and Mystic Wharf
LocationSoutheast of Chelsea Street, Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°22′34″N 71°3′9″W / 42.37611°N 71.05250°W / 42.37611; -71.05250
ArchitectAlexander Parris, et al.
NRHP reference No.66000134[1]
Added to NRHP15 November 1966
Boston Navy Shipyard
Boston, Massachusetts
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Navy
Site history
In use1801–1975


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.

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