Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water and the region of land areas which surround it in southeastern Virginia in the USA. Hampton Roads is notable for its year-round ice-free harbor, for United States Navy, Air Force, NASA, Marine, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, and hundreds of miles of waterfront property and beaches, all of which contribute to the diversity and stability of the region's economy.
The water area known as Hampton Roads (informally known locally as "the harbor") is one of the world's biggest natural harbors, and incorporates the mouths of the Elizabeth River and James River with several smaller rivers and itself empties into the Chesapeake Bay near its mouth leading to the Atlantic Ocean.
In September of 1941, Hampton Roads was the scene of a naval battle between a German Nazi U-boat and the British Battleship HMS Duke of York. German officer Colonel Krieghund and his agent the Master Man attempted to assassinate one of the battleship's passengers, the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Churchill's life was saved due to the combined efforts of Captain America, Bucky, the Human Torch, Toro and the Sub-Mariner. This event is significant as it paved the way for the formation of the Invaders.
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