Information About the Mayport Naval Station

Information About the Mayport Naval Station
Naval Station Mayport is a U.S. Navy base in Duval County, Florida. It's the third largest concentration of U.S. naval forces and also has a military airfield with an asphalt paved runway. Naval Station Mayport has a harbor that can accommodate 34 ships at a time.

Location

Naval Station Mayport is located at the mouth of the St. Johns River, seven miles east of Jacksonville, Florida.

History

Naval Station Mayport was commissioned as a naval station in December 1942 and the air facility was commissioned in 1944. They were both decommissioned after World War II but reactivated in 1948. Naval Station Mayport is still active as of 2010.

Tours

Naval Station Mayport isn't open to the general public but it does offer tours for youth groups affiliated with the U.S. Navy. You can arrange tours with the Public Affairs Office at 904-270-5226.

Homeports

Naval Station Mayport is the home port for 22 U.S. Navy ships. These include four missile cruisers, four missile destroyers, 13 missile frigates and a training support vessel.

Area Recreation

Outdoor Adventures offers rental of a variety of outdoor equipment including boats, fishing gear and scuba gear. The Windy Harbor Golf Club is surrounded by ocean and waterways.

Article Written By Allan Robinson

Allan Robinson holds a bachelor's degree with majors in biology and mathematics. He has written numerous health articles for sites such as eHow and LIVESTRONG. Robinson also has 15 years experience as a software engineer and has extensive accreditations in software engineering.

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