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Description: Lewes Naval Facility To Close

Date: November 26 1988

Newspaper published in: Philadelphia

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Page/Column: Sussex News

Wednesday. November 26, 1980 Philadelphia Inquirer


The $26 million dollar U. S. Naval Facility opened in 1962 at Lewes. Delaware will

close March 31 as part of an effort to streamline naval operations. Lt. Com. Alan

Ables of the Philadelphia Naval Yard said the oceanographic research conducted in Lewes

will transfer to a recently established Naval Ocean Processing Facility at Dam Neck in


The Navy will return the land and buildings to the state of Delaware and the equipment

will be transferred to the Navy Defense Department.

The 13 officers and 91 enlisted men of the Navy will be transferred to other Navy bases

and the 16 civilians will be located at other jobs within the district.


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