Commissioned on Nov. The facility was used as an ammunition collection and distribution point during World War II.
Following World War II, the depot was charged with the removal of ordnance from ships being deactivated and was used as a Caarolina storage site.
During the mids, the installation was expanded. The northside area, another 5, acres, was acquired by the Navy in January and called the Naval Weapons Station Annex.
Installation personnel were tasked with arming submarines with the UGM Polaris missile. The Navy designated the eastern half as the Marrington I Outdoor Recreation Area and used the western half feminine gay anal the construction of MenRiv Housing and the adjacent support facilities.
On Sept. The station's name was then changed to Naval Weapons Station South.
The installation also houses above-ground ammunition magazines, performs maintenance and storage fpr military ordnance including mines, and serves as an Army logistics hub. It is also the busiest continental United States surface port in the defense transportation. The installation also contains more than 1, on-base houses for Navy enlisted and officer dependents as well as Coast Guard dependents.
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