Since its commissioning in December 1942, Naval Station Mayport has grown to become the third largest fleet concentration area in the United States. Mayport's operational composition is unique, with a busy harbor capable of accommodating 34 ships and an 8,000-foot runway capable of handling any aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. With more than 3,400 acres, NS Mayport is host to more than 70 tenant commands including 22 naval ships and Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 40, 42, 44, 46, 48 and 60. NS Mayport is also the operational and training headquarters for the SH-60B Seahawk LAMPSMK III with a primary mission of Anti-Submarine Warfare.
DIRECTIONS TO NAVAL STATION MAYPORT
By Car: The naval station is located at the end of Mayport Road. To get here from the north, take I-95 South to the 9A exit. Get off on Atlantic Boulevard and drive east until you cross the Intracoastal Waterway. After crossing the waterway, take the first exit on the right to Mayport Road. Continue for approximately five miles. You will enter the naval station through the main gate. To get here from the south, take I-95 North to J. Turner Butler Boulevard. Go east to the San Pablo exit and turn left. Drive across Beach Boulevard, continuing to Atlantic Boulevard and turn right on to Atlantic at the light. After crossing the Intracoastal waterway, follow the above directions. From Interstate I-10 East, continue to I-95 South, exit at US Highway 90 (Beaches) until it splits into Atlantic Boulevard and Beach Boulevard. Take Atlantic Boulevard and follow the above directions.
By Plane: Jacksonville International Airport, 35 miles northwest of the naval station, services most major airlines. Taxi and limousine services are available from the airport to Naval Station Mayport. Fares range from $25-$42. If you are traveling under orders the fare is reimbursable, but you must get a receipt from the taxi driver and submit it with your travel claim. If you have any problems, you may call the Naval Station Mayport quarterdeck at (904) 270-6289 using the toll-free courtesy phone at the information desk in the baggage claim area.
By Bus: Greyhound Bus services are located at 10 North Pearl Street in downtown Jacksonville near the BellSouth Tower. Dial 356-9976 for information. Local buses or taxis provide transportation from downtown to the naval station. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus information telephone number is 630-3100. Amtrak also provides limited service in the Jacksonville area. Amtrak's toll-free number is 1-800-872-7245.