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Lambert’s Point Naval Deperming Station, Elizabeth River, Norfolk, Va.

Consists of several free standing piers forming 3 Deperming slips, barracks and process control building.

I was here in 1967 wrapping cables around ships for the deperming process and one of two commissarymen on the station. We had a fifty foot liberty launch to get back and forth from the station to shore. I had my car parked at the landing. The barracks consisted of a room full of racks, a pool room and a dining area with a small galley.  While I was stationed here a fire started in the carpenter shop under the galley that spread to some of the berthing area. I was working on the automatic potato peeler in the galley and smoke started coming up through the deck from below. When I ran down the ladder, the shop below was on fire, too much for a fire extinguisher to handle. Efficient damage control by the crew plus the aid of Navy and civilian tug boats with fire hoses helped to save the station. The following link explains the deperming process and gives a bird’s eye view of the station on the Elizabeth River.

       https://cryptome.org/eyeball/lambert-deperm/lambert-deperm.htm

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Comment by Emmet Molloy on December 21, 2018 at 11:07pm

Another article on the Lambert’s Point Naval Deperming Station,

     https://pilotonline.com/news/military/local/article_acd7117c-8529-1...

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