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.
At the end of the war in November 1918 the port became a debarkation and demobilization center until it was abandoned in 1919.
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.