Women Navy Yard Workers

Two women shipyard workers standing next to a die-lock chain.
Women workers showing a die-lock chain at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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In 1917, the Charlestown Navy Yard first opened its doors to women workers. These women paved the way for others to follow in their footsteps and work at the Navy Yard. During World War II, women came in even greater numbers, making up 15 - 20% of the entire workforce of the Yard.

Explore the contributions of these women through the following articles.



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    Last updated: October 1, 2021

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