A Century of Service: The U.S. Navy on Cape Henlopen; Lewes, Delaware, 1898-1996. 


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signings listed at the 

bottom of the page. 

1. Early Naval




2. WW I: Naval Section



3. WW II:Harbor Entrance

Control Post (HECP)

and Captain of the Port



4. Cold War: Naval  


Radio Station____.


5. Cold War:Navy Sound

Surveillance System 

(SOSUS) Naval Facility

 (NavFac) ____


6. Cold War:Terminal

 Building oNavFac___

7. Harbor Defense 





Presentations book-signings.


April 21-9AM

"Delaware on the Front

Lines" for DelTech Road

Scholar Program.

Brighton Suites, Rehoboth.

April 30-2PM

"Navy at Fort Miles" for

WW II Day Cape Henlopen 

State Park.

May 2: 7PM

"Creating the American 

Navy on Delaware Bay" for

Delaware Society of 

Colonial Wars.

Wilmington Club

July 15-4PM

"WW I Comes to Lewes"

for Lewes Historical Society.

Hotel Rodney, Lewes.

July 22-4PM

"WW II Comes to Lewes"

for Lewes Historical Society.

Hotel Rodney, Lewes.

Oct. 13, Navy Day, 7PM

"The Delaware: Cradle of 

the American Navy"

for Rehoboth Historical

Society. Rehoboth Beach


The U.S. Navy maintained installations on Cape Henlopen continuously from 1898 until 1996. (See map below.)

The recently published book: A Century of Service: The U.S. Navy on Cape Henlopen, Lewes Delaware, 1898-1996 provides the history of that Navy presence.

Purchasers of the book can use the ID "reader" and the password provided on page 133 of the book (EXCEPT use 7 vice &) and click on the ___ after any installation to access pages providing additional information and pictures.

New pictures added 14 June.

To see a news article about the Delaware Division of Parks and

Recreation unveiling a marker in front of the Biden Environmental

Conference Center commemorating these Navy sites, go here____.

To read about "Submarines at the Cape: Friend and Foe", go here____.

To see pictures of the USS Missouri Gun now at Cape Henlopen State Park, go here____.

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