Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD

March 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

A Closer View of the Naval Academy from AboveA Closer View of the Naval Academy from AboveThe United States Naval Academy on the Severn River, in Annapolis, Md. This shot has a beautiful view of the Naval Academy Buildings and Grounds. Also shown are the two creeks (Spa Creek and College Creek) and the Severn River that flow around the academy. A few outstanding points of this photo are Rip Miller Field (towards the upper right corner), the Annapolis Yacht Basin and Servern Sailing Association (they make up the bottom portion of the picture), Halsey Field House (towards the center of the picture), and Bancroft Hall ( as well as the many wings attached are the big cluster of buildings). To get a better idea of the many buildings in the picture we recommend visiting the site below that has a labeled map.

http://www.mappery.com/map-of/United-States-Naval-Academy-Map

The United States Naval Academy on the Severn River, Annapolis, MD. This image is an aerial view from an altitude of 1300’ of the main campus of the USNA. Also visible are both Spa Creek and College Creek , the Severn River and downtown Annapolis, all surrounding the academy. A few other points of interest are: Rip Miller Field (upper right corner), the Annapolis Yacht Basin, Severn Sailing Association, the (undamaged) Annapolis Yacht Cub (bottom of the image), Halsey Field House and Bancroft Hall (center of the image).

Here is a link to a good map and a great cross reference for this image showing the USNA. http://www.mappery.com/map-of/United-States-Naval-Academy-Map

When the founders of the United States Naval Academy were looking for a suitable location, it was reported that then Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft decided to move the naval school to "the healthy and secluded" location of Annapolis in order to rescue midshipmen from "the temptations and distractions that necessarily connect with a large and populous city." The Philadelphia Naval Asylum School was its predecessor. Four of the original seven faculty members came from Philadelphia. Other small naval schools in New York City, Norfolk, Va., and Boston, Mass. also existed in the early days of the United States. Since that time the naval academy has had a rich history.

 

This image was captured back in July of 2009. It is just one example of the many aerial images of the Chesapeake Bay area taken over many years by Aloft Aerial Photography. www.flyaloft.com 


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