Building the Navy's Bases in World War II
History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
Volume I Contents
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Part I -- The War Program and Its Direction Chapter Page 1-- Planning the Public Works Program 1 2-- Financing the War Construction 25 3-- Wartime Organization and Growth of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps 61 4-- Wartime Contract Construction Problems 77 5-- Procurement and Logistics for Advance Bases 115 6-- The Seabees 133 7-- Advance Base Equipment 151 Part II -- The Continental Bases 8-- Navy Yards and Graving Docks 169 9-- Floating Drydocks 209 10-- The Air Stations 227 11-- The Training Stations 261 12-- The Supply Depots 291 13-- The Ammunition Depots 323 14-- The Hospitals 355 15-- Defense and Emergency Rental Housing 371 16-- Civil Works 383 17-- Minor Programs 401 Index 403 Illustrations
Insignia of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, the Civil Engineer Corps, and the Seabees Frontispiece Doors of a Timber LTA Hangar, South Weymouth, Mass. facing 1 Warehouses, Guam 2 Seaplane Hangars, Alameda, Calif. 2 Power House, Pearl Harbor 5 Seaplane Hangars, Corpus Christi, Tex. 6 Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, T.H. 9 Dry Dock No. 7, Bayonne Annex to the New York Navy Yard 10 Battleship in a 10-section Advance Base Sectional Dock 11 Enlisted Men's Barracks, Jacksonville 12 Shop Interior, Argentia Naval Operating Base 14 Camp Hill, 5000-man Unit at Farragut Naval Training Center 17 Seabee Quarters and Chapel, Rosneath, Scotland 18 Naval Air Station, Kodiak 21 Concrete-block Storehouses, Clearfield, Utah 23 Warehouses and Railroad at Advance Base Depot, Gulfport 24 General View of Mare Island Navy Yard 26 Hangars at Alameda Naval Air Station 28 Six LST's in Terminal Island Dry Dock No. 1 31 Quarters at NAS Sitka, March 1941 32 Double Hangars at Whitney Field, Pensacola 35 Shipfitter's Shop, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard 36 Multi-quonset Warehouse, Guam 38 Naval Air Station, Kodiak, September 1941 41 Low-cost Housing, Marine Corps Base, San Diego 42 Administration and Supply Building, New York Navy Yard 45 Enlisted Men's Barracks, Quonset Point (R.I.) Naval Air Station 46 Inert Storage Area, Hawthorne (Nevada) Naval Ammunition Depot 47 Hunters Point (Calif.) Drydocks 48 Timber LTA Hangar, Weeksville, N.C. 51 Housing Area at Keneohe 52 Storehouse and Office Building, Bayonne Naval Supply Depot 54 Entrance to Charleston (S.C.) Naval Hospital 57 Sewage-disposal Plant, Farragut, Idaho 60 Pearl Harbor Headquarters of Cincpac 63 Bureau of Yards and Docks Annex, Washington 64 Personnel of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, September 1945 66 Classroom Buildings in the CEC Officer Training Area, Davisville, R.I. 68 Military Personnel of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, September 1945 70 Dedication of Camp Endicott 73 Headquarters of the CEC Officers School, Davisville 74 Regimental Headquarters, Camp Endicott 75 Administration Building, Corpus Christi 76 Machine Shop at Mare Island Navy Yard 78 Supply Department Warehouse, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard 81 Naval Air Station, Sitka, Alaska 82 General View of Bainbridge (Md.) Naval Training Center 83 Sub-assembly Shop and Steel Storage Shed, New York Navy Yard 86 Material Assembly Building, Norfolk Navy Yard 89 Pontoon Causeway on a Normandy Beach, June 10, 1944 90 Interior of Sub-assembly Shop, Norfolk Navy Yard 92 Seabees Manning an Anti-aircraft Machine Gun Mounted on Tractor 95 Structural Assembly Shop, Philadelphia Navy Yard 96 Barracks for Enlisted Personnel, Kaneohe Naval Air Station 99 Highway Scene on Guam, November 1945 99 Ordnance and Diesel Shop, Charleston Navy Yard 101 Pontoon Pier at Katchin-Hanto, Okinawa, May 1945 102 Naval Hospital, Houston, Tex. 105 Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 106 Materials Testing Laboratory, New York Navy Yard 108 Naval Material Redistribution an Disposal Center, Torrance, Calif. 110 Interior of Electrical Shop Terminal Island, Calif. 113 Hangar Used for Shops and Offices, ABD Tacoma 114 ABD Davisville 116 Open Storage Area, ABD Port Hueneme, Calif. 119 Cold-storage and Provisions Warehouses, Pearl Harbor Naval Supply Depot 121 Pontoon Storage Area, ABD Davisville 122 Pontoon Assembly Area, ABD Gulfport, Miss. 125 Waterfront Area, ABD Davisville 126 Typical Warehouse, ABD Davisville 127 Open Storage and Warehouse Area, ABD Gulfport 128 Quonset Warehouses at Guam 129 Open Storage Area, ABD Port Hueneme 130 Scene at Lisahally (Londondderry) Base 132 Presentation of Colors at Davisville Dedication Ceremony 134 Barracks Area, Camp Endicott 136 Quonset Chapel, Camp Parks, Calif. 138 Administration Building, Camp Parks 139 Exterior of South Drill Hall, Cap Parks 140 Swimming-pool Building, Camp Parks 141 Interior of South Drill Hall, Cap Parks 141 Boiler Room in 40-by-100-foot Quonset Hut, Camp Endicott 142 Liberty Ship Mock-up, Camp Endicott 144 Seabees in Training, Camp Peary 146 Training Schools, Camp Endicott 149 Weasel Used by the Point Barrow Expedition 150 Seabee Equipment, Davisville 152 Trenching Machine at Okinawa 153 Caterpillar D-8 Tractor with Armored Cab 153 Asphalt-mixing Plant, Guam 155 Advance Base Proving Ground, Davisville 156 Pontoon Stock Pile at Port Hueneme 158 Pontoon Causeway in Use in the Normandy Invasion 159 Quonset Warehouse Adapted as Two-story Barracks for WAVES, Oahu 160 School Hut at the Central Spare Parts Warehouse, Joliet, Ill. 161 Pontoons Rigged as Sprinkler Tanks on Dump Trucks, Okinawa 162 Bucket Ditcher on Peleliu 163 Amphibious Tracked Cargo Carrier, Alaska 164 Construction Equipment Pool in the Russell Islands 165 Paint and Oil Storehouse, New York Navy Yard 170 Machine Shop, Terminal Island 171 Machine Shop, Puget Sound Navy Yard 172 Service Building for Drydocks No. 4 and No. 5, Philadelphia Navy Yard 173 Shipfitter's and Assembly Shop, Norfolk Navy Yard 174 Sub-assembly Shop, Portsmouth (N.H.) Navy Yard 176 Waterfront Shops, South Boston Navy Yard Annex 179 Structural and Machine Shop, Bayonne Annex of the New York Navy Yard 181 Production Utility Building, New York Navy Yard 181 Turret and Erection Building, New York Navy Yard 182 Sub-assembly Shop, New York Navy Yard 183 Crane, Drydock, and Sheet Metal Shop, Bayonne 184 Receiving Barracks and Dental Clinic, New York Navy Yard 185 Structural Assembly Shop, Philadelphia Navy Yard 186 Pattern Shop and Foundry, Philadelphia Navy Yard 187 Turret Shop, Philadelphia Navy Yard 188 Shipping and Receiving Shop, Norfolk Navy Yard 189 Hammerhead Crane, Norfolk Navy Yard 190 Machine and Shipfitter's Shops, St. Helena Area of the Norfolk Navy Yard 191 Layout Shop, Charleston Navy Yard 192 Shipways at Charleston Navy Yard 193 Dry Dock No. 4, Puget Sound Navy Yard 194 Interior of Shipfitter's Shop, Puget Sound Navy Yard 195 Ordnance Open Storage, Mare Island Navy Yard 196 Machine Shop, Mare Island Navy Yard 197 Dry Dock No. 4 at Hunters Point in Use 198 General View of Hunters Point 199 Inside Machinist's Shop, Hunters Point 199 Testing Dry Dock No. 4, Hunters' Point 200 Waterfront at Terminal Island 201 Machine Shop, Terminal Island 202 Electric Shop, Terminal Island 203 Drydock, San Diego Naval Repair Base 204 Yard Steel Shop, Terminal island 205 Transverse Crane Runway, New York Navy Yard 207 ABSD No. 3 208 ABSD in the South Pacific 210 Cruiser in an ABSD 211 Unwatering an ABSD 212 A Section of an ABSD in Tow 213 Raising the Wingwalls of an ABSD with Hydraulic Jacks 214 ARD-13 216 ARD-14 217 ARDC 218 AFD-10 219 Fist Ship in YFD-16, February 1943 220 YFD-6 Being Prepared for Passage Through the Panama Canal 222 YFD-6 Careened at an 85-degree Angle for Passage Through the Panama Canal 223 Training Center at Paradise Cove, Tiburon, Calif. 224 Launching the Center Section of YFD-6 225 Ten-section Advance Base Sectional Dock in Service 226 Power House, Corpus Christi 228 Control Tower, Jacksonville 230 Hangar and Shops, Norfolk Naval Air Station 232 Enlisted Men's Barracks, Alameda Naval Air Station 234 Landplane Hangar, Quonset Point 235 Acceleration Unit, Pensacola 236 General View of Memphis Naval Air Station 238 Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Norfolk Naval Air Station 239 Celestial Navigation Training Building, Whiting Field, Pensacola 240 Concrete Landplane Hangars, San Diego Naval Air Station 241 Seaplane Hangars, Corpus Christi 242 Assembly and Repair Shop, Jacksonville 243 Enlisted Men's Barracks, Norfolk Naval Air Station 244 Assembly and Repair Shops, Alameda 245 Assembly and Repair Shop and Engine Overhaul Shop, Quonset Point 246 Aviation Supply Warehouse, Norfolk Naval Air Station 248 Twin Landplane Hangars, Patuxent River, Md. 249 Half-hangar, Jacksonville 250 Night Scene at the Steel LTA Hangar, Weeksville, N.C. 252 Steel LTA Hangar, Weeksville 253 Two Timber LTA Hangars, Richmond, Fla. 255 Assembly and Repair Shop Hangar, Cherry Point, N.C. 258 Engine Test Cells, Cherry Point 260 Functional Design Expressed in the Columns and Roof Trusses of a Reception Center, Great Lakes, Ill. 262 Storehouses, San Diego Naval Training Center 264 Drill Hall Interior, Great Lakes 267 Torpedo School, Great Lakes 268 Boat House, Farragut 270 Barracks Located Along Contour Lines, Bainbridge, Md. 272 Amphitheatre and Auditorium, Bainbridge 273 Drill Field and Adjacent Buildings Comprising a Unit, Bainbridge 274 Chapel at Sampson, N.Y. 276 Amphibious Training Base, Coronado, Calif. 278 Chapel at Parris Island, S.C. 280 Married Officers' Quarters, Camp Lejeune, N.C. 281 Anti-aircraft Gunnery Training Buildings, Bainbridge 282 Swimming Pool at Sampson 283 Temporary Barracks, Camp Pendleton, Calif. 284 Naval Training Center, Sampson, N.Y. 285 Interior View of a Farragut Drill Hall 286 School Buildings at Farragut 288 Recreation Building, Great Lakes 290 Naval Supply Depot, Norfolk 292 General Storehouses, Oakland, Calif. 294 Interior of a Heavy-materials Warehouse, Spokane 295 Wharf and Transit Shed, Bayonne (N.J.) Naval Supply Depot 297 Seven-story Warehouse, San Diego Naval Supply Depot 298 General Storehouses, Cleafield, Utah, Naval Supply Depot 301 Heavy-materials Storehouse, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 302 Interior of a General Storehouse, Scotia, N.Y. 303 Administration Building, Spokane Naval Supply Depot 304 Cold-storage Plant, Oakland Naval Supply Depot 307 Temporary Storehouse, San Diego Naval Supply Depot 308 Marine Barracks, Clearfield 309 Supply School, NSD Bayonne 311 General View of NSD Clearfield 313 General View of NSD Bayonne 314 Barrel-arch-roofed Storehouses, NSD Bayonne 315 Windowless, Concrete-block, General Storehouses, NSD Mechanicsburg 319 Aviation Storehouse, NSD Oakland 321 General Storehouse and Administration Building, NSD Oakland 322 Loading Pier for Ammunition, Mare Island Ammunition Depot 324 TNT-reclaiming Building, Hawthorne, Nevada 327 High-explosive Magazine, New Orleans Ammunition Depot 329 Mine Assembly Building, Hawthorne Ammunition Depot 330 Major-caliber Bag-loading Plant, McAlester, Okla. 333 Inert Storage Buildings, McAlester Ammunition Depot 334 Rocket Motor Loading Assembly Buildings, McAlester 337 Gun-ammunition Area, Seal Beach, Calif. 338 Inert Storage Area, Hawthorne 340 Bomb and Mine Loading Plant, McAlester 343 Triple-arch Gun-ammunition Magazines, McAlester 345 Fuse and Detonator Magazines, New Orleans Ammunition Depot 346 Mine Assembly Building, Mare Island Ammunition Depot 348 Bag-filling Building, Seal Beach Ammunition Depot 350 Bag-sewing Building, Seal Beach 353 Entrance Portico at the Dublin (Ga.) Naval Hospital 354 Sick Officers' Quarters, Charleston (S.C.) Naval Hospital 356 U.S. Naval Hospital, Key West, Florida 359 Nurses' Quarters, New Orleans Naval Hospital 360 Hospital Corps School, Portsmouth, Va. 361 Hospital Administration Building, Farragut, Idaho 362 Typical Wards, U.S. Naval Hospital, Sampson, N.Y. 363 1,000-bed Unit, Corona (Calif.) Naval Hospital 364 U.S. Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. 367 General View of the Naval Hospital at St. Albany, N.Y. 368 Wards at the Norman (Okla.) Naval Hospital 370 Housing Project, Charleston, S.C. 372 Married Enlisted Men's Quarters, Jacksonville 373 Homoja Village, Annapolis, Md. 375 Benmoreell Park, Norfolk 376 Navy Defense Housing, Long Beach, Calif. 377 Vallejo Low-cost Housing Units, Mare Island Navy Yard 378 Low-cost Housing at Bellevue, D.C. 379 Low-cost Housing Development at Hawthorne, Nevada 381 Two-unit House at Charleston, S.C. 382 Ships on the Building Ways, Groton, Conn. 384 Heppenstall-Eddystone Corporation Plant, Eddystone, Pa. 385 Busch-Sulzer Diesel Engineering Company's Plant at St. Louis, Mo. 386 Shipways and Craneways, Western Pipe and Steel Company of California 387 Todd Shipyards Corporation's Hoboken Plant 388 Machine Shop, Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard 390 Mesta Machine Company Plant, West Homestead, Pa. 392 Erie Forge and Steel Company Plant, Erie, Pa. 393 American Locomotive Company Plant, Auburn, N.Y. 394 Engineering and Experimental Building, Grumman Bethpage (N.Y.) Plant 395 Vought-Sikorsky Plant at Stratford, Conn. 396 Delivery Hangar, Glenn Martin Company's Middle River (Md.) Plant 397 Building Ways, Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Corporation Plant, San Pedro, Calif. 399 U.S. Naval Ordnance Plant, Indianapolis, Indiana 400 Figures 1. Naval Shore Construction Program, July 1, 1940 to January 1, 1946 22 2. Congressional Appropriations for Naval Public Works, July 1, 1940 to April 1, 1946 facing 58 3. Organization Chart of the Bureau of Yards and Docks, June 1, 1944 facing 64 4. Seabee Enlistment Curves 148
Navy's First Advance Base
Madisonville in Massachusetts Bay in the Marquesas Islands, some 800 miles northeast of Borabora, was established by Commodore David Porter to repair the frigate Essex after its historic voyage around the Horn in 1813. The Essex, which was the first American warship to visit the Pacific, is shown, with her prizes, in this old print, published in London in 1823.
In his book, A Voyage to the South Seas in the Years 1812, 1813, and 1814, Commodore Porter wrote that "agreeably to the request of the chiefs, I laid down the plan of the village about to be built. The line on which the houses were to be placed was already traced by our barrier of water casks. They were to take the form of a crescent, to be built on the outside of the enclosure, and to be connected with each other by a wall twelve feet in length and four feet in height. The houses were to be fifty feet in length, built in the usual fashion of the country, and of a proportioned width and height.
"On the 3d November, upwards of four thousand natives, from the different tribes, assembled at the camp with materials for building, and before night they had completed a dwelling-house for myself, and another for the officers, a sail loft, a cooper's shop, and a place for our sick, a bake-house, a guard-house, and a shed for the sentinel to walk under. The whole were connected by the walls as above described. We removed our barrier of water casks, and took possessions of our delightful village, which had been built as if by enchantment."
Building the Navy's Bases in World War II
History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
Because the Navy cannot operate without repairs and supplies, bases are as important as are ships and planes and personnel.
Volume II Contents
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Part III -- The Advance Bases Chapter Page 18-- Bases in South America and the Caribbean Area, Including Bermuda 1 19-- Bases in the North Atlantic 47 20-- The Mediterranean Area 75 21-- Construction Battalions in France and Germany 95 22-- Pearl Harbor and the Outlying Islands of Midway, Wake, Johnston, Palmyra, Canton, and French Frigate Shoals 121 23-- Bases in Alaska and the Aleutians 163 24-- Bases in the South Pacific 191 25-- Campaign in the Solomons 241 26-- Bases in the Southwest Pacific 277 27-- Bases in the Central Pacific 313 28-- Bases in the Marianas and Iwo Jima 337 29-- Bases in the Philippines 375 30-- Okinawa 397 31-- After V-J Day 413 Appendix -- The Seabee Record 417 Index 429 Illustrations
Navy's First Advance Base Frontispiece LTA Steel Hangar, Built by the 80th Seabees, at Carlson Field, Trinidad facing 1 Tenth Naval District Headquarters, San Juan Puerto Rico 4 Drydock Area, San Juan, Puerto Rico 7 Bourne Field, St. Thomas 10 Catchment Area for Laundry and Power House at the Submarine Base, St. Thomas 11 McCalla Field Headquarters, Guantanamo Bay 12 Barracks at Trinidad Naval Base 23 Naval Supply Depot, Trinidad 24 Section Base Dispensary, Trinidad 25 Administration and Subsistence Buildings, Trinidad Naval Base 26 Building a Dike for Ship Repair Facilities in Chaguaramas Bay, Trinidad 27 Naval Hospital, Trinidad 28 Small Boat Landing, Trinidad 29 NAS Bermuda in the Process of Construction 30 NAS Bermuda 33 Seaplane Base at Aeolian Cove, Galapagos 37 United States Naval Base, Corinto, Nicaragua 39 Aratu Seaplane Base, Brazil 45 Commissioning Ceremony, NAS Argentia 48 Administration Building, Argentia Naval Operating Base 49 Wooden YFD in Operation at Argentia 50 NAS Argentia, as Viewed from the Control Tower 51 Drill Hall and Gymnasium, Argentia 51 Shops and Warehouses at NAS Argentia 53 Shop at the Naval Operating Base, Argentia 55 Tank Farm at Reykjavik, Iceland 57 Pier to Deep Water at the Tank Farm, Reykjavik 58 Tank Farm on the Shores of Hvalfjordur, Iceland 60 General Headquarters, Londonderry 64 General View of Living Quarters at Springtown Base, Londonderry 65 Creevagh Hospital Base, Londonderry 66 Lisahally Base, Londonderry 67 Warehouses in the Lisahally Storage Area 68 Rosneath, Scotland 71 Tank Farm, Rosneath 72 Industrial Section at the Seabee Base, Rosneath 73 Naval Supply Depot and Camp, Oran 76 Naval Receiving Station, Oran 77 Mobile Hospital Camp, Oran 77 Pontoon Causeway About to Go Over the Side of an LST, Arzeu 78 Airfield at Port Lyautey 81 Hospital Area, Port Lyautey 82 Pontoon Crane in Action at Port Lyautey 83 VP73 and Hedron 13 Personnel at Quarters, Agadir, 84 Aircraft Maintenance Group Huts at Agadir 85 Casablanca Dock Area and Harbor Entrance 86 Pontoons in the Sicilian Invasion, July 10, 1943 88 1006th Seabees in the Salerno Invasion 89 1006th Seabees Using a Three-Section Pontoon Causeway at Safta Beach 89 Praia Dock Area, Azores 92 South Breakwater, Monrovia 94 Naval Construction Battalion Depot, Heathfield, England 98 Interior of Temporary Ward, St. Michael's Hospital, Falmouth 99 Uneven OMAHA Beach 100 LST Moves in to Secure to a Liebnitz Pier, OMAHA Beach 101 PHOENIXES at OMAHA Beach 102 Bombardons Moored in Position Off OMAHA Beach 103 Rhino Ferries in Action at OMAHA Beach 104 Personnel Huts at Vicarage Base, Plymouth 105 Naval Dispensary, Manadon Field, Plymouth 106 Storage Warehouses at Exeter Supply Base 107 Rhino Ferry "Married" to an LST 108 GOOSEBERRY No. 2 at OMAHA Beach 109 Unloading Activities at OMAHA Beach MULBERRY 110 Spud Pierhead and Flexible Piers 111 OMAHA Beach Before the MULBERRY Was Installed 112 An Army DUKW Crosses One of the British-built WHALE Bridges at OMAHA Beach 113 OMAHA Beach After the Great Storm 115 Seabees Repair Ship at OMAHA Beach 116 First Seabee Camp on the Normandy Beach 119 Dry Dock No. 1, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard 124 Barracks at the Staging Center, Pearl Harbor 126 Supply Department Warehouse, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard 127 Small Bombproof Power Substation, Pearl Harbor 128 Ordnance Shop, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard 129 Dry Dock No. 4, Pearl Harbor Navy Yard 131 Reinforced Concrete Storehouse, Naval Supply Depot, Pearl Harbor 133 Upper Tank Farm, Pearl Harbor 134 Barracks and Recreation Field at Kaneohe Naval Air Station 137 Assembly and Repair Shop, Kaneohe Naval Air Station 138 Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Kaneohe Naval Air Station 139 Industrial Area, Barbers Point Naval Air Station 140 Administration Building at Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station 141 Nose Hangars at Honolulu Naval Air Stations 143 Nose Hangar Shop, NAS Honolulu 143 Barracks for Civilian Housing, Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa 144 Covered Concrete Revetments, Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa 145 Aiea Naval Hospital 146 Wards at the Naval Hospital on Moanalua Ridge 147 NAS Pearl Harbor 148 14th District Quarters for Permanent and Transient Officers, Moanalua 150 Control Tower, Marine Corps Air Station, Ewa 157 Bachelor Officers' Quarters, NAS Pearl Harbor 161 Barracks at Pearl Harbor Separation Center 162 NAS Sitka 164 Building an Airfield in the Aleutians 166 NAS Kodiak 168 Naval Operating Base at Adak 170 Members of the 86th Battalion at Adak 173 Building a Road at Adak 174 Hospital Area at Adak 177 Hedron Area Under Construction, Adak 180 86th Seabees Lined Up for Inspection on Maintenance Avenue, Adak, July 16, 1944 183 General View of the Naval Air Station at Attu 185 Hospital Area, Attu 187 Seabees at Point Barrow 188 A Point Barrow Supply Train 189 Borabora 193 Refrigerator Warehouse, Havannah Harbor, Efate 194 Pallikula Bay Pontoon Wharf, Espiritu Santo 198 Aviation Supply Annex, Espiritu Santo, Under Construction 199 Pontoon Pier at the Seaplane Base, Noumea 200 Luganville Field, Espiritu Santo 201 Naval Air Transport Service Facilities, Espiritu Santo 204 Aviation Overhaul Area, Espiritu Santo 205 Ship Repair Unit Shop Area, Noumea 208 Naval Hospital No. 3, Espiritu Santo 209 Bombproof Operations Building, Tafuna Airfield, Tutuila 210 Ship Repair Base, Noumea 214 Crane Hoisting Concrete Beams for Cribbing at the End of the 600-foot Marine Pier, Upolu 215 Fuel Tanks at Noumea 216 Oxygen Plant in the Industrial Area, Espiritu Santo 220 Mobile Hospital No. 7, Noumea 224 Ship Repair Unit, Ile Nou, Noumea 225 Pontoon Assembly Area, Noumea 226 Men of the 36th Battalion Erecting Dallas Huts, Espiritu Santo 231 PT-boat Drydock and Repair Base, Espiritu Santo 234 PBY Base, Espiritu Santo 238 36th Seabees Enroute to Bougainville 243 Building a New Fighter Strip on Guadalcanal 247 Unloading Gas and Oil Drums on the Beach at Bougainville 248 Piva Bomber Field, Bougainville 250 Work Shops and Marine Railway at the Landing Craft Repair Base, Carter City 254 Halavo Seaplane Base, Florida Island 255 Living Quarters at Carter City, Florida Island 256 Florida Island Chapel 257 33rd Seabees Working on Banika Airfield, in the Russells 258 Advance Base Construction Depot, Banika Island 260 Acorn 15 Messhall, Bougainville, May 9, 1944 261 Seabees Laying Pierced Plank at Bougainville 264 Quonset Hut Erected by 73rd Seabees for Field Operations at Munda 265 Torokina Fighter Field, November 13, 1943 270 Torokina Fighter Field, November 15, 1943 272 Torokina Fighter Field, December 2, 1943 273 Torokina Fighter Field, December 10, 1943 276 Ship Repair Facilities at Lombrum, Los Negros 281 Naval Receiving Station, Lorengau, Manus, November 1944 282 Sedimentation Tank in Operation in the Admiralties 283 Chapel in the Admiralties 285 Advance Base Construction Depot, Milne Bay, New Georgia 288 Filtering Tanks at the Filtering Station, Manus 289 Advance Base Construction Depot, Manus 294 71st Seabees Build an Airfield in the Admiralties, May 28, 1944 298 71st Seabees Build an Airfield in the Admiralties, June 1, 1944 298 71st Seabees Build an Airfield in the Admiralties, June 4, 1944 299 Blasting for Coral in the Admiralties 300 Coral Excavation at Pityilu 301 Parking Area After Coral Surfacing Had Been Applied, Pityilu Airfield 302 Parachute Loft at Pityilu Airfield 303 Waterfront Facilities at Hollandia 306 Naval Supply Depot Refrigerator Area, Hollandia 307 Hospital Wards on Owi Island 310 Airfield and Adjoining Facilities on Betio Island, Tarawa 316 Roi-Namur in the Kwajalein Atoll 321 Quonset-hut Variation at Eniwetok 326 Naval Base Hospital 20, Peleliu 330 ORANGE Beach Causeway and Channel Entrance Peleliu 331 PURPLE Beach Chapel, Peleliu 332 Sorlen Island, Ulithi 335 Orote Peninsula, Guam 336 Seabee-built Enlisted Men's Quarters of the 50th Bombardment Group, Saipan 339 Double-decker Quonset at Saipan 341 Garapan Waterfront Development, Saipan 342 Hangars at Harmon Field, Guam 344 Ordnance Supply Annex of the Naval Supply Depot, Guam 345 Black Oil Tank Farm, Guam 346 Apra Harbor and Breakwater 347 Wards of Fleet Hospital No. 115, Guam 348 Wards of Fleet Hospital No. 103, Guam 349 Base Hospital No. 18, Guam 350 Advance Base Construction Depot, Guam 351 Dispensary at Marianas Headquarters, Guam 351 Chapel at Fleet Hospital No. 111, Guam 352 Third Marines' Chapel, Guam 353 Port Director's Headquarters, Guam 354 Nose Hangars at Agana Naval Air Station, Guam 354 Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Guam 355 Barrigada Radio Station, Guam 356 Marine Corps Field Depot, Guam 356 Third Marines' Recreation Center, Guam 357 Route 6, Guam 358 Camp of the 94th Seabees, Guam 359 Tinian Camp of the 50th Seabees, April 1945 360 North Field, Tinian 361 Naval Air Base, Tinian 362 B-29's and Taxiway, North Field, Tinian 363 North Field, Tinian 364 Tinian Breakwater 366 Tinian Harbor 367 Men and Equipment of the 62nd Battalion Working on the Second Airstrip, Iwo Jima 369 90th Seabees Excavating for Tank-farm Pipeline, Iwo Jima 370 Iwo Jima Hangar Erected by the 8th Seabees 370 Seventh Fleet Command Headquarters, Iwo Jima 371 133rd Seabees Build a Culvert, Iwo Jima 371 CASU 52 Camp and Administration Area, Iwo Jima 372 Messhall and Galley at CASU 52 Camp, Iwo Jima 372 90th Seabees Move a Quonset Hut, Iwo Jima 373 Philippine Sea Frontier Headquarters, Leyte 374 Seabees Build an Airstrip Through a Philippine Swamp 378 Receiving Station, Tubabao Island, Samar 380 Wharf Area of the Naval Supply Depot, Calicoan 381 Jungle Road on Calicoan Island 382 Administration Building at the Samar Naval Air Base 384 General View of the Supply Depot, Samar 385 Multiple-quonset Warehouses at the Supply Depot, Calicoan Island 387 Street Scene at the Calicoan Supply Depot 388 Filtration Plant with 810,000 gallons-per-day Capacity, Subic Bay 392 Naval Supply Depot Area, Subic Bay 393 Samar Camp of the 100th Seabees, November 1945 394 Naval Aviation Repair and Overhaul Unit, Samar 395 Unloading Across a Pontoon Causeway, Okinawa 400 Road-surfacing Operations by the 71st Seabees on Okinawa 401 Yonabaru Pier in Operation, July 23, 1945 402 Katchin Hanto Peninsula, Okinawa 403 Extension to Pier at Baten Ko, Okinawa 404 Pontoon Pier at Katchni Hanto, Okinawa, May 12, 1945 405 Kadena Traffic Circle, Okinawa 406 Automotive Construction Equipment Overhaul and Repair Depot, Okinawa 406 Building a Runway at Yontan Airfield, Okinawa 407 Overloaded Truck Towed Through Okinawa Mud 407 Water Point, Okinawa 408 58th Seabees Place Mat for Seaplane Ramp, Katchin Hanto Seaplane Base 410 Tide-control Gates for Drainage of Yonabaru Airfield 410 Building the Operational Unit for the 301st Fighter Group, Ie Shima 411 Docking Facilities at Ie Shima 411 Chimu Airfield, Okinawa 412 Temporary Quarters of the 72nd Seabees at Sasebo, Japan 415
Western Atlantic and Canal Zone Defense Area 2 Caribbean Area 8 Panama Canal Zone 17 The North Atlantic Area 48 Irish and Scottish Bases 62 Mediterranean Area 78 Bases in Southern England and in Normandy 96 Oahu Island 123 Maui Island 153 Hawaiian and Outlying Islands 154 Alaska and the Aleutians 164 South Pacific Islands 194 Borabora 197 Efate 203 Tongatabu 207 Tutuila 211 Upolu 213 Wallis 217 Viti Levu 219 New Caledonia 223 Espiritu Santo 229 Funafuti 233 Nukufetau 235 Nanomea 237 The Solomon Islands 242 Guadalcanal 245 Florida and Tulagi Islands 253 Russell Islands 259 New Georgia Island Group 263 Treasury Islands 269 Bougainville 271 Green Islands 275 Southwest Pacific Area 278 Milne Bay 287 Hollandia, Alexishafen, Finschhafen 293 Manus and Los Negros 297 Biak, Morotai, Halmahera 309 Tarawa 315 Central Pacific Area 316 Majuro 319 Kwajalein 323 Eniwetok 327 Palau 329 Ulithi 333 The Marianas, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and the Japanese Home Islands 338 Philippine Islands 376 Samar and Leyte 379 Manila Area 391 Okinawa Jima 398