Photo #: NH 95609
Destroyer Base, San Diego, California
Aerial photograph taken 9 April 1941, showing the boat park along the waterfront, the marine railway in the upper right, and new buildings under construction.
The ship in the right center is U.S. Navy Water Barge YW-56 (formerly USS Turner, DD-259).
The ship near the marine railway's seaward end is probably USS Rigel (AD-13), which was redesignated ARb-1 on the following day.
Two "flush-deck & four-pipe" destroyers and four minesweepers (former tuna boats) are also visible at the right.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
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Image posted 8 December 2010