United States Naval Training Center, Bainbridge

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United States Naval Training Center, Bainbridge was the U.S. Navy Training Center at Port Deposit, Maryland, on the bluffs of the northeast bank of the Susquehanna River. It was active from 1942 to 1976 under the Commander of the Fifth Naval District, based in Norfolk, Virginia.Located on the appropriated campus of the Tome School for boys, the training center sat between various important naval centers of World War II: about 35mi northeast of Baltimore, Maryland, and 75mi from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was reached via Maryland Route 222, about halfway between US 1 and US 40.HistoryOriginPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt personally approved the site, which was seized from the Tome School by Congressional order. Roosevelt also chose the name to honor Commodore William Bainbridge, who commanded the frigate Constitution when it defeated the British frigate HMS Java during the War of 1812.
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