Norfolk Naval Shipyard celebrates 250 years

Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth celebrated its 250th Birthday

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- Norfolk Naval Shipyard is celebrating its 250 year anniversary.

The free and public festivities took place in Portsmouth at the Portsmouth Pavilion. 

The shipyard is responsible for repairing, overhauling and refueling warships and submarines for the U.S. Navy.

It is the fourth largest employer in Hampton Roads with almost 11,000 employees. 

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