Photo, Print, Drawing Careening Cove, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI
About this Item
- Careening Cove, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Price, Virginia B, transmitter
- Arzola, Robert, project manager
- Yallop, Rob, project manager
- Lord Aeck Sargent, consultant
- McCarthy, Dennis, project manager
- Hammack, Steven, researcher
- Hewer, Robert, field team
- Yallop, Rob, field team
- Wright, Elianna, field team
- Mantecon, Roberto, contractor
- Atkins Global , contractor
- Consolvo, Charles W, consultant
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - war (Napoleonic)
- - shipping
- - harbors
- - trade
- - boats
- - Virgin Islands (Us) -- St. Thomas -- Charlotte Amalie
- Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: In 1917, the Virgin Islands were purchased from Denmark by the United States. The acquisition resulted from the U.S. recognition of the need for a strategic military location in the Caribbean during the conflicts of World War I. There was also a fear that Germany would attack Denmark, and then seize the Danish West Indies, threatening the approaches to the recently completed Panama Canal. Careening Cove became a small naval base, and two large oil tanks were constructed on the flat area above and south of the cove. The small pillars supporting the oil pipes are still in existence. During World War II, the U.S. military utilized Hassel Island including Creque Marine Railway and Careening Cove. At Careening Cove a degaussing station was constructed. This station was utilized to de-magnitize the hulls of submarines and minesweepers so they wouldn't attract mines.
- - Survey number: HABS VI-176
- - National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 76001862
- Photo(s): 10
- Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS VI-176
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 10 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Arzola, Robert
- Atkins Global
- Consolvo, Charles W
- Hammack, Steven
- Hewer, Robert
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- Lord Aeck Sargent
- Mantecon, Roberto
- McCarthy, Dennis
- Price, Virginia B
- Wright, Elianna
- Yallop, Rob
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Robert Arzola, Rob Yallop, Consultant Lord Aeck Sargent, Dennis McCarthy, Steven Hammack, Robert Hewer, et al. Careening Cove, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI. Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/vi0209/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Arzola, R., Yallop, R., Lord Aeck Sargent, C., McCarthy, D., Hammack, S. [...] Consolvo, C. W. (1933) Careening Cove, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI. Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/vi0209/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al. Careening Cove, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, VI. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/vi0209/>.