Virginia Capes

The Virginia Capes are the two capes, Cape Charles to the north and Cape Henry to the south, that define the entrance to Chesapeake Bay on the eastern coast of North America.

The importance of Chesapeake Bay in American history has long made the Capes strategically significant, most notably in the naval Battle of the Chesapeake that was a crucial step in winning the American Revolutionary War.

More recently, because of the proximity of the naval yards at Norfolk and Newport News, the Capes area has often been used for the initial trials of new Navy ships.

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USS Wyoming (BB-32) - Pre-World War I
... New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, before she joined the fleet in Hampton Roads, Virginia ... After gunnery practice off the Virginia Capes, on the southern drill grounds, Wyoming underwent repairs and alterations at the New York Navy Yard from 18 ... to 2 October and then ran a full-power trial as she headed south to Norfolk, Virginia, to resume exercises off the Virginia Capes before sailing for Europe on 26 October ...
USS South Carolina (BB-26) - Pre-World War I
... After conducting trials off the Virginia Capes and off Provincetown, Massachusetts, the battleship visited New York City on 17–18 June on the occasion of a reception for former ... Voyage repairs at Norfolk, Virginia, naval militia training duty, and Atlantic Fleet maneuvers off Provincetown and the Virginia Capes occupied her time from the end of June-t ... Next came a month of exercises off the coast of New England and the Virginia Capes ...
USS Virginia (BB-13) - Pre-World War I
... Virginia was the only ship of her class to be fitted with inward-turning propellers, in an attempt to improve the steering by increasing the prop wash against the rudder ... After fitting out, Virginia conducted her shakedown cruise in Lynnhaven Bay, Virginia, off Newport, Rhode Island, and off Long Island, New York before she put into Bradford, Rhode ... Virginia then continued her shakedown cruise before she coaled again at Bradford ...
USS Wasp (CV-18) - Service History - Post-war - 1961–1965
... On 9 January 1961, Wasp sailed for the Virginia Capes operating area and devoted the first half of 1961 to exercises there, at Narragansett Bay, R.I ... Wasp conducting anti-submarine warfare exercises off the Virginia Capes and steaming along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in support of the presidential visit ... She remained there through 8 September when she headed, via the Virginia Capes operating area, to Valencia, Spain ...
USS Galveston (CL-93) - 1958-1960
... in the Virginia Capes area, that included "highly successful" tests of her new Talos missile and tracking gear. 1959, Galveston conducted shakedown and acceptance trials in the Virginia Capes area, followed by a refresher training cruise to waters off Cuba and the testing of her radar ... She headed for the Virginia Capes 24 October 1960, successfully completing her first missile transfer at sea ...

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