Newport News Port of Embarkation
Newport News Port of Embarkation (1917-1919) - A U.S. Army World War I Port of Embarkation established in 1917 in Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia. Abandoned in 1919. Also known as Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation.
One of two primary U.S. Army Ports of Embarkation established in 1917 to process, men, equipment, supplies and animals for water transport to Europe for use during World War I.
|Newport News Sites||Norfolk Sites|
At the end of the war in November 1918 the port became a debarkation and demobilization center until it was abandoned in 1919.
|1917-07-06||1918-11-12||Major General||Hutcheson, Grote||3045|
|1918-11-12||1919-05-26||Brigadier General||Ferguson, Harley B.||3748|
|1919-05-26||1919-09-15||Major General||Cronkhite, Adelbert||2941|
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The Cullum Number is the graduation order from the United States Military Academy by year and class rank and links to a page for the officer on the website version of the Cullum Register. Listings without a Cullum Number indicate that the person was not a graduate of the United States Military Academy.
Several markers for individual camps in Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia. A victory Arch built in 1919 remains (rebuilt in 1962). Troops returning from the war marched under this arch.
Location:Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia. Map point is the Victory Arch location.
Maps & Images
Lat: 36.976917 Long: -76.432389
- North American Forts - Hampton Roads
- Wikipedia - Camp Newport News Victory Arch
- U.S Army Medical Department - Medical History - Newport News Port of Embarkation
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