1. The First Undersea Cable Was Laid by a Yard-Built Ship

In 1858, the USS Niagara, a navy-yard built ship, sailed from from New York to meet the British HMS Agamemnon in order to lay the first transatlantic undersea telegraph cable. Working together, they each spliced their cable ends and sailed toward their home continent. Following the expedition, Queen Victoria successfully transmitted her first Morse code message to the United States on August 5th.

Next, explore the Abandoned Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital Annex in NYC and get up close with the Dry Docks of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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2 thoughts on “The Top 10 Secrets of the Brooklyn Navy Yard

  1. I recall reading somewhere that the Brooklyn Navy Yard is connected to the New York State Armory on Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg, by a 1.5-mile tunnel.

  2. I recall reading somewhere that the Brooklyn Navy Yard is linked to the NY State Armory on Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg by a 1.3-mile tunnel.

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