Abandoned Charleston Navy Yard aka. Charleston Navy Shipyard
01/23/2011: Came back to shoot many more photos today. Processed and posted a few - many more to be posted over the next few days. Stay tuned.


01/24/2010: I only had a few hours to shoot - this set is only a very small sample of the abandoned buildings that can be found here.

Charleston Navy Yard (later renamed the Charleston Naval Shipyard and finally renamed Naval Base Charleston) was a U.S. Navy ship building and repair facility located along the west bank of the Cooper River, in North Charleston, South Carolina. It began operations in 1909 as a drydock, and continued as a navy facility until 1996 when it was leased to Detyens Shipyards, Inc. during down-sizing.

The yard first produced the destroyer USS Tillman (DD-135), then began to increase production in the 1930s. A total of 21 destroyers were assembled at Charleston Navy Yard.

Today, a 340-acre (1.4 km2) section of the former base is being revitalized as a sustainable, mixed-use urban hub for the city of North Charleston, SC. The new development is called The Navy Yard at Noisette. Ground broke in 2005.

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