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File photo of Navy Mine Depot (NMD) Yorktown, circa 1918. After being established in 1918 and following World War I, the U. S. Navy transferred most of the underwater mines in their inventory to NMD Yorktown.
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Aug. 1, 2008) File photo of Navy Mine Depot (NMD) Yorktown, circa 1918. After being established in 1918 and following World War I, the U. S. Navy transferred most of the underwater mines in their inventory to NMD Yorktown. At the time, the mines had be stored in open fields until storage and maintenance buildings were built. Later, the stockpile of mines that were maintained at Yorktown would be used during other wars. NMD Yorktown became Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown in 1958, when the Navy expanded the mission of the base. NWS will celebrate 90 years of providing ordnance and technical support to the U. S. Navy Aug. 7. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

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