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U.S. Army Coastal Defense at
U.S. Naval Amphibious Base
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Satellite image of the base.
Originally called Little Creek Mine Base for the US Army Mine Command,
this facility was created during World War II for the vessels and mines needed
to maintain the minefields in the Chesapeake Bay Harbor Defense System. Prior to
WW2 the minefield staging area was located at Fort Monroe. Little Creek has since
become a major Navy base for the Hampton Roads area, and is a home for the SEALS.
NEW TO THIS SITE:
GPS coordinates for most of the featured sites!
I used WGS 84 except where noted by "USCGS" or "USACE."
Those marked "USCGS" or "USACE" use NAD 83 and are listed at
The accuracy between WGS 84 and NAD 83 is slightly off,
but should not cause you any difficulties in finding locations
since many GPS devices allow you to switch between them.
This is NOT the official website for NAB Little Creek.
US Navy Information (most local bases) 757-444-0000
HARBOR MAP - LINKS
Launched: July 30, 2002
last updated: 10 September, 2005
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