Lambert's Point Deperming Station
Lambert's Point Deperming Station is a
United States Navy depermingfacility located in the Elizabeth Riverjust off Lambert's Point, Norfolk, Virginia. It was built in the mid 1940's and services the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
The station, which is administered by
Naval Station Norfolk, consists of two parallel pile-supported piers, roughly 1140 ft. (345 m.) in length, which form a slip that can accommodate all Navy and Coast Guard ships up to and including the largest warships afloat, the "Nimitz" class aircraft carriers. There is a second pier for smaller vessels and support craft. The station has administrative offices and a medical clinic on site. When viewed from the air, the pier configuration resembles the number 41.
2006, a storm caused a barge on the Elizabeth River to break free of its tether and crash into the piers, causing slight damage to the station.
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