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16 Sep 1854

United States
18 Oct 1911

United States
16 Oct 1913

Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1913
US Navy collier USS Jupiter at Mare Island, California, United States, 16 Oct 1913. In 1922 Jupiter was modified to become the United States’ first aircraft carrier and was renamed USS Langley
20 Nov 1919

Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1919
Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919
16 May 1921

United States
8 Apr 1930

Photo(s) dated 8 Apr 1930
Chicago being prepared for launching, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 Apr 1930
11 Apr 1931

Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1931
Chicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, Apr 1931
1 Jul 1935

Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1935
Destroyers Smith and Preston under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Jul 1935
16 Apr 1936

Photo(s) dated 16 Apr 1936
Submarine Pompano and destroyer Henley under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Apr 1936
21 Sep 1936

Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1936
Smith and Preston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 21 Sep 1936
12 Jan 1937

Photo(s) dated 12 Jan 1937
Henley ready for launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1937; note Preston partially visible through the crane rails, at right
1 Oct 1937

Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1937
Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 2Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 2
5 Oct 1937

Photo(s) dated 5 Oct 1937
Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 3 of 3Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 3Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 3
1 Apr 1939

Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1939
Submarine USS Swordfish shortly after launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Apr 1939United States submarine Swordfish on the ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard on the day of her launching, 1 Apr 1939
13 Apr 1941

United States
28 Jun 1941

United States Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1941
Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 1 of 2Keel laying ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 28 Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2
30 Jun 1941

Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1941
View of Ways 3 and 4 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1941; note hull section for future USS Wahoo at left of photo
9 Jul 1941

Photo(s) dated 9 Jul 1941
Astoria
11 Jul 1941

United States Photo(s) dated 11 Jul 1941
Astoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 1 of 2Astoria off Mare Island Navy Yard, 11 Jul 1941, photo 2 of 2
16 Jul 1941

United States
25 Sep 1941

United States
22 Oct 1941

Photo(s) dated 22 Oct 1941
Launching of Trigger, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Oct 1941; note submarine Sunfish and submarine tender Sperry in background
4 Nov 1941

Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1941
Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1941
10 Nov 1941

United States Photo(s) dated 10 Nov 1941
W. N. Simons and Robert F. Cooke, honorary keel layers of submarine Tunny, posing with the sign at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1941
5 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 5 Jan 1942
USS Ballard at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 5 Jan 1942; note submarines under construction, probably Wahoo and Whale
22 Jan 1942

United States
9 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 9 Feb 1942
Concord off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Feb 1942
14 Feb 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1942
Launching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 2 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 1 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 4 of 4; note submarine Whale nearbyLaunching of submarine Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Feb 1942, photo 3 of 4; note submarine Whale nearby
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17 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 17 Feb 1942
Port quarter of the destroyer Monaghan off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, Feb 17, 1942.
18 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 18 Feb 1942
Plan view of Detroit
25 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 25 Feb 1942
Plan view, forward, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942Plan view, aft, of destroyer Helm, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 25 Feb 1942
26 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 Feb 1942
Helm off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Feb 1942Henley off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Feb 1942
4 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 4 Mar 1942
Cummings at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Mar 1942, photo 1 of 2Cummings at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 4 Mar 1942, photo 2 of 2Broadside view of destroyer USS Cummings off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 4 Mar 1942.
6 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 6 Mar 1942
USS St. Louis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 6 Mar 1942
11 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Mar 1942
Tucker off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Mar 1942
13 Mar 1942

Photo(s) dated 13 Mar 1942
Submarine Whale, destroyer Humphrey, and light cruiser Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Mar 1942
14 Mar 1942

United States
  • Submarine Whale was launched at Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States, sponsored by the wife of Captain A. D. Denny, the commanding officer of the shipyard. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Whale | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1942
Attorney General of California Earl Warren speaking at the launching ceremony of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States 14 Mar 1942Guests at the launching of submarine Whale, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Mar 1942Mrs. R. A. White (Matron of Honor) and Mrs. A. D. Denney (Sponsor) at the launching of submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Mar 1942Mrs. A. D. Denny christening submarine Whale, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Mar 1942
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1 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1942
Nashville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Apr 1942
11 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1942
Ralph Talbot off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2Ralph Talbot off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 2Blue (outboard) and Ralph Talbot (inboard) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 2Blue (outboard) and Ralph Talbot (inboard) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 11 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2
14 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 14 Apr 1942
Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 4Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 4Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 3 of 4Drayton off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Apr 1942, photo 4 of 4
15 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1942
Nautilus off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1942, photo 1 of 2Nautilus off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Apr 1942, photo 2 of 2
19 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 19 Apr 1942
Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of port side of forward half, with light cruiser Raleigh in background, 19 Apr 1942Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her well deck area from port side, with light cruiser Raleigh in background, 19 Apr 1942; note SOC Seagull aircraft onboardIndianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after half from port side, with light cruiser Raleigh in background, 19 Apr 1942
20 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1942
Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 20 Apr 1942Hull off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 20 Apr 1942
28 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1942
Mahan off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Apr 1942
2 May 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 2 May 1942
Stern of Sunfish, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942Sunfish preparing for launch, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942Launching of submarine Sunfish, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942Sunfish shortly after launch, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 May 1942, photo 2 of 2
See all photos dated 2 May 1942
26 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 May 1942
Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 May 1942
11 Jun 1942

United States
27 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 27 Jun 1942
USS Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Jun 1942
30 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1942
Stern view of the Tunny on the building ways at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942Mrs. Frederick Crisp christening submarine Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942; Commander Lemuel Padget and Rear Admiral W. L. Friedell were also presentLaunching ceremony of submarine Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942Launching of submarine Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1942
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1 Jul 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1942
USS Helena off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1942
10 Jul 1942

Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1942
Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 2Porter off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Jul 1942, photo 2 of 2
15 Jul 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 15 Jul 1942
Commissioning ceremony of USS Sunfish, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Jul 1942; note submarine Tunny alongside
6 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1942
Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 1 of 2.Heavy cruiser USS Chester after an overhaul off Mare Island Naval Shipyard in San Francisco Bay, California, 6 Aug 1942. Photo 2 of 2.
10 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1942
Port side view of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942USS Wahoo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942; note munitions ship USS Shasta at the pier and barrage balloons overhead.Stern view of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942View of the conning tower of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 2
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12 Aug 1942

United States
15 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1942
Detroit at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 3; note destroyer Preston in backgroundPreston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942Detroit at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942, photo 2 of 3; note destroyers Preston, Conyngham, Caldwell, and Walke in backgroundDetroit at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 15 Aug 1942, photo 3 of 3; note destroyer Preston in background
1 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 Sep 1942
Commissioning ceremony of USS Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Sep 1942, photo 2 of 2; note Sunfish alongside, Whale in backgroundThe officers of the newly commissioned USS Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Sep 1942Commissioning ceremony of USS Tunny, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Sep 1942, photo 2 of 2
9 Sep 1942

United States
24 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 24 Sep 1942
Roosevelt touring Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Sep 1942, with Japanese midget submarine Ha-19 in backgroundType A Ko-hyoteki class Ha-19 midget submarine captured in Hawaii after the Pearl Harbor attack seen at Mare Island Navy Yard in California, United States at the beginning of its cross-country war bonds tour, 24 Sep 1942
29 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1942
Doherty (as HMS Berry) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942
24 Oct 1942

Photo(s) dated 24 Oct 1942
USS Sunfish at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Oct 1942; note submarine tender Bushnell in background
3 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1942
USS Tunny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Nov 1942
6 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 6 Nov 1942
USS Tunny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 6 Nov 1942
14 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 14 Dec 1942
San Francisco off Mare Island Navy Yard, 14 Dec 1942; circles marked damage of 1st Bat of GuadalcanalChicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 14 Dec 1942
20 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 20 Dec 1942
Chicago off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, at the end of her last overhaul, 20 Dec 1942
22 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 22 Dec 1942
Pickerel off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 22 Dec 1942, photo 1 of 2Pickerel off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 22 Dec 1942, photo 2 of 2
28 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Dec 1942
Pickerel at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Dec 1942, photo 2 of 2Pickerel at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Dec 1942, photo 1 of 2
9 Jan 1943

United States
12 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 12 Jan 1943
USS Permit at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1943; note antennae for SJ surface search radar and D aircraft detection radarUSS Permit at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1943; note crewmen unpacking supplies, among them Sunkist brand oranges
20 Jan 1943

United States
15 Feb 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 Feb 1943
San Francisco off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 15 Feb 1943
3 Mar 1943

United States
22 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1943
Salmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1943
23 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1943
Salmon at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1943, following completion of an overhaul
13 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 13 Apr 1943
Submarine USS Sailfish off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Apr 1943.
21 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 21 Apr 1943
Sargo off Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Apr 1943, photo 1 of 2Sargo off Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Apr 1943, photo 1 of 2
28 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1943
Sargo at Mare Island Navy Yard, 28 Apr 1943, white outline indicate recent alterations, photo 1 of 2Sargo at Mare Island Navy Yard, 28 Apr 1943, white outline indicate recent alterations, photo 2 of 2
1 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 1 May 1943
Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her bow from starboard side, with heavy cruiser Minneapolis in background, 1 May 1943Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after starboard midships area, 1 May 1943Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after midships area from the starboard side, 1 May 1943Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, view of her after superstructure from the starboard side, 1 May 1943
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2 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 May 1943
Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1943, photo 1 of 2Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 2 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
8 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 8 May 1943
Searaven off Mare Island, 8 May 1943, photo 1 of 3Searaven off Mare Island, 8 May 1943, photo 2 of 3Searaven off Mare Island, 8 May 1943, photo 3 of 3
13 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 13 May 1943
Searaven at Mare Island Navy Yard for overhaul, 13 May 1943
29 May 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 29 May 1943
Rear Admiral W. L. Friedell greeting Lieutenant Commander Dudley Morton, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 May 1943; note MortonRear Admiral W. L. Friedell greeting Lieutenant Commander Richard OUSS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 May 1943, photo 1 of 2USS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
25 Jun 1943

United States
1 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 1 Jul 1943
Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3Tang (left) and Tilefish (right) under construction at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3
6 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1943
Submarine Trepang under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Jul 1943; note the hulls of LSD-1 Ashland and CVE-12 Copahee also present
11 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 11 Jul 1943
Carrier Independence under overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jul 1943; note hulls of submarines Spadefish and Trepang nearby
13 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 13 Jul 1943
Independence off Mare Island Navy Yard, 13 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3Independence off Mare Island Navy Yard, 13 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3Independence off Mare Island Navy Yard, 13 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3
14 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Jul 1943
USS Copahee at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3USS Copahee at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 3USS Copahee at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 3 of 3Starboard side view of USS Wahoo, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 14 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 3
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16 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 16 Jul 1943
USS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 16 Jul 1943, photo 1 of 2USS Wahoo at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 16 Jul 1943, photo 2 of 2
20 Jul 1943

United States
  • USS Wahoo completed a period of trials and training off California, United States. After returning to Mare Island Navy Yard in Vallejo, California, United States, squadron commander Captain John B. Griggs, Jr. came aboard to present awards. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Wahoo | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Jul 1943
View of USS WahooView of USS Wahoo
21 Jul 1943

United States
2 Aug 1943

United States
17 Aug 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 17 Aug 1943
Launching party of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943Mrs Cecily Olsen and Mrs A S Pitre at the launching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943, as printed in 20 Aug 1943 edition of shipyard newspaper GrapevineLaunching of Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943Tang immediately after launch, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Aug 1943
20 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 20 Aug 1943
Submarine Tang at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, circa late Aug 1943
24 Aug 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 24 Aug 1943
Honorary welders C. R. Campbell and Georg Lyon at the keel laying of submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Aug 1943
26 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1943
USS Grayback at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1943USS Grayback at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1943
30 Aug 1943

Photo(s) dated 30 Aug 1943
Minneapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, US upon completion of overhaul and repairs, 30 Aug 1943; note SK-1 radar and gun directors on foremast and bridge, and fake windows pilothouse
4 Sep 1943

Photo(s) dated 4 Sep 1943
Minneapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States after completion of overhaul and repairs, 4 Sep 1943; note camouflage meant to disguise her as a destroyer
23 Sep 1943

United States
2 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 Oct 1943
Heavy cruiser USS Chester emerging from Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California 2 Oct 1943 after repairs due to torpedo damage.High Speed Minesweeper USS Trever alongside the pier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 2 Dec 1943. Note the raised Mousetrap anti-submarine rocket rails on the foredeck.
15 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 Oct 1943
Commissioning ceremony of USS Tang, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943Officers of USS Tang shortly after commissioning, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Oct 1943
30 Oct 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1943
Aft plan view of DMS-12 Long upon completion of overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Oct 1943; note submarine Trepang under construction in backgroundWelders at the keel laying ceremony of submarine Springer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Oct 1943
31 Oct 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 31 Oct 1943
USS Gunnel at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 31 Oct 1943
20 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1943
Stern view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943Bow view of USS Gar at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1943
22 Nov 1943

United States Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1943
Broadside view of USS Gar off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Nov 1943Bow view of USS Gar off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Nov 1943Stern view of USS Gar off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Nov 1943
29 Nov 1943

United States
2 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 Dec 1943
USS Tang off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1943, photo 1 of 2USS Tang off Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1943, photo 2 of 2
12 Dec 1943

United States
17 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 17 Dec 1943
Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 17 Dec 1943
3 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1944
Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 4Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 4Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 3 of 4Submarines Springer (less complete) and Spot under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jan 1944, photo 4 of 4
11 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 11 Jan 1944
After plan view of the DMS-6 Hogan at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jan 1944, photo 1 of 2; note submarine Trepang in backgroundAfter plan view of the DMS-6 Hogan at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jan 1944, photo 2 of 2; note submarine Trepang in background
2 Feb 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1944
USS Mingo at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 2 Feb 1944; note two LCT craft in beyondTop view of the after section of submarine Mingo, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 2 Feb 1944
3 Feb 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 3 Feb 1944
Stern view of USS Mingo, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Feb 1944Bow view of USS Mingo, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Feb 1944Broadside view of USS Mingo off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States after completion of overhaul, 3 Feb 1944
7 Feb 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1944
Stern view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Feb 1944Bow view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 Feb 1944
19 Feb 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 19 Feb 1944
Port side view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944Stern view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944Bow view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944Starboard side view of USS Harder, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Feb 1944
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2 Mar 1944

United States
15 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1944
USS Proteus at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Mar 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Proteus at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Mar 1944, photo 2 of 3USS Proteus at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 15 Mar 1944, photo 3 of 3
19 Mar 1944

United States
22 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Mar 1944
USS Drum submerged off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944USS Drum sailing on the surface off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Mar 1944
23 Mar 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1944
RAdm Mahlon Tisdale presenting champagne bottle to Mrs Davenport to christen Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944; Mrs Garvey and Cmdr Roy Davenport also presentCommander Roy Davenport with his wife (with bottle) and Mrs. Garvey at the christening of submarine Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944Mrs. Davenport, wife of future commanding officer of Trepang, posing with the submarine at its christening, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944Mrs. Davenport and Mrs. Garvey at the christening of submarine Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Mar 1944
See all photos dated 23 Mar 1944
29 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 29 Mar 1944
Amphibious Transport Ship USS Hunter Liggett approaching Mare Island Shipyard for an overhaul, Mare Island, California, United States, Mar 29, 1944. Note LCVP landing craft hanging from davits and stowed on deck.
9 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 9 Apr 1944
USS San Diego at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 2; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d; USS Cassin and USS Denver in backgroundUSS San Diego at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 2; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d; USS Cassin in background
10 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Apr 1944
USS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24dUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24dUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 3 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24dUSS San Diego off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 5; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 24d
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20 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1944
USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 4USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 4USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 3 of 4USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 20 Apr 1944, photo 4 of 4
27 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 27 Apr 1944
USS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Apr 1944, photo 1 of 2; note barges YC-312 and YF-509 in backgroundUSS Flier at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Apr 1944, photo 2 of 2
28 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1944
Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Apr 1944; note US Navy camouflage Measure 32, Design 1d
19 May 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 19 May 1944
Sponsor Mrs. A. A. Gieselmann and Maid of Honor Miss Jean Gieselmann at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944Launching of submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944; note Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, Capt G C KleinMrs. A. G. Gieselmann christening submarine Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944Mrs. Tisdale, RAdm E L Cochrane, Mrs. Gieselmann, RAdm M S Tisdale, Jean Gieselmann, Capt A O Gieselmann, Mrs. Klein, and Capt G C Klein at the launching of Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 May 1944
22 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 May 1944
Commissioning party of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Roy Davenport seat at left of photographCommissioning ceremony of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Davenport at center
25 May 1944

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21 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Jun 1944
Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 1 of 3.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 2 of 3.Cruiser USS Salt Lake City laying off the Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Jun 1944. Note Measure 33, Design 14D paint scheme. 3 of 3.
26 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Jun 1944
Plan view, forward, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, amidships, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944Plan view, aft, of Drayton taken from a crane at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 26 Jun 1944
28 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1944
Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 1 of 5Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 2 of 5Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 3 of 5Drayton underway off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1944, photo 4 of 5
See all photos dated 28 Jun 1944
2 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Jul 1944
Submarine Springer under construction, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Jul 1944
3 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1944
USS Trepang at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Trepang at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 2Submarine Spot at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944; note submarine Trepang in backgroundSubmarine Spot at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Jul 1944; note oil storage Barge YOS-1 in background
7 Jul 1944

United States
  • USS Cummings arrived at San Francisco, California, United States after completing her loan to the Royal Navy in the Indian Ocean and enteredMare Island Naval Shipyard for maintenance. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Cummings | Vallejo, California | DS]
12 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1944
Submarine USS Trepang departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944; note escorting vessel nearbyUSS Trepang underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 4USS Trepang underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 4USS Trepang underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1944, photo 3 of 4
See all photos dated 12 Jul 1944
3 Aug 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 3 Aug 1944
Mrs. M. S. Tisdale christening submarine Springer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Aug 1944Submarine Springer shortly after launching, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Aug 1944
7 Aug 1944

United States
9 Aug 1944

United States
  • Following the Port Chicago munitions explosion, the surviving members of the ordnance battalion were assigned to resume loading munitions at nearby Mare Island. 258 African-American sailors told their officers that they would obey any other order, but not that one. All faced charges, 50 for mutiny. ww2dbase [Port Chicago Naval Munitions Explosion | Vallejo, California | DS]
10 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Aug 1944
Salmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 2Salmon off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 10 Aug 1944, photo 2 of 2
16 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 16 Aug 1944
Salmon at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Aug 1944
24 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 24 Aug 1944
Sargo at Mare Island Navy Yard, 24 Aug 1944
6 Sep 1944

United States
18 Sep 1944

United States
19 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 19 Sep 1944
Inside the conning tower of USS Spot, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19 Sep 1944
22 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1944
Bow view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944Stern view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944Port side view of USS Spot, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 22 Sep 1944
7 Oct 1944

United States
13 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1944
Cruiser San Francisco off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 13 Oct 1944; note camouflage Measure 33, Design 13d
18 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 18 Oct 1944
Baltimore painted in MS33 / 16D camouflage off Mare Island Navy Yard, 18 Oct 1944USS Montpelier at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States following overhaul, 18 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2; note camouflage Measure 32, Design 11aUSS Montpelier at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States following overhaul, 18 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2; note camouflage Measure 32, Design 11a
21 Oct 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 21 Oct 1944
Baltimore overhauled at Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 Oct 1944, cruiser Indianapolis in backgroundUSS Montpelier at Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States following overhaul, 21 Oct 1944; USS Indianapolis in backgroundUSS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Astoria off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 3 of 3; note OS2U Kingfisher aircraft on catapults
See all photos dated 21 Oct 1944
10 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Nov 1944
USS Puffer off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Puffer off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2
18 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 18 Nov 1944
Stern view of USS Pompon off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Nov 1944Port view of USS Pompon off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Nov 1944Bow view of USS Pompon off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Nov 1944
20 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 20 Nov 1944
USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Puffer in Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Nov 1944, photo 2 of 2
21 Nov 1944

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2 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Dec 1944
Stern view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Bow view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944Port side view of USS Springer, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 2 Dec 1944
5 Dec 1944

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7 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Dec 1944
View of IndianapolisView of IndianapolisView of IndianapolisView of Indianapolis
9 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 9 Dec 1944
Indianapolis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 9 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 2Indianapolis off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 9 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 2
16 Dec 1944

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4 Jan 1945

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8 Jan 1945

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26 Jan 1945

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6 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 6 Feb 1945
Louisville about to enter the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States for repairs, 6 Feb 1945; text on photograph denoted special attack damage sustained on 6 Jan 1945
7 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Feb 1945
USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 3USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 3USS Cod off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Feb 1945, photo 3 of 3
13 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 13 Feb 1945
USS Cero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 3USS Cero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 3USS Cero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Feb 1945, photo 3 of 3
24 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 24 Feb 1945
USS Tambor, USS Ray, USS Greenling, USS Cero (barely visible), and USS Raton (barely visible) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 24 Feb 1945
26 Feb 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 26 Feb 1945
USS Sand Lance off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Feb 1945; note USS Snapper, USS Cero, or USS Raton in background
28 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 28 Feb 1945
Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Feb 1945, photo 1 of 2Mugford off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Feb 1945, photo 2 of 2
9 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1945
USS Dragonet off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 March 1945, photo 1 of 2USS Dragonet off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 March 1945, photo 2 of 2USS Ray off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, having just exited Napa River into San Pablo Bay, 9 Mar 1945Bow view of USS Ray, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 9 Mar 1945
See all photos dated 9 Mar 1945
12 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 Mar 1945
USS Raton at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 12 Mar 1945; note USS Ray in background
26 Mar 1945

United States
7 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Apr 1945
Louisville off the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 7 Apr 1945
14 Apr 1945

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26 Apr 1945

United States
4 May 1945

United States
7 May 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 7 May 1945
View of the conning tower of USS Barb, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 7 May 1945; note USS Sunfish in background
12 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 May 1945
Cowpens off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 12 May 1945
16 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 May 1945
USS Chester at Mare Island Nay Yard on 16 May 1945 after an overhaul that drastically altered her appearance. The foremast was shortened while the mainmast was shifted forward and mounted to the aft smoke stack
20 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Jun 1945
USS Hoe off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 2USS Hoe off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 2 of 2Stern view of USS Hoe, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945USS Hoe at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jun 1945, photo 1 of 2; note circle showing recently received equipment
See all photos dated 20 Jun 1945
3 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1945
Cruiser Pensacola at end of her final overhaul, with circles marking alterations to the ship, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 3 Jul 1945; note cruiser Indianapolis and lighter YF-390
5 Jul 1945

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10 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 10 Jul 1945
Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, 10 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 4Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, 10 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 4Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, 10 Jul 1945, photo 3 of 4Indianapolis off Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 10 Jul 1945
See all photos dated 10 Jul 1945
12 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1945
Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 1 of 4Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 2 of 4Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 3 of 4Indianapolis at Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, for upgrades, 12 Jul 1945, photo 4 of 4
17 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 17 Jul 1945
USS Sunfish at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Jul 1945
20 Jul 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Jul 1945
Stern view of USS Mingo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jul 1945Bow view of USS Mingo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 20 Jul 1945
31 Jul 1945

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7 Aug 1945

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9 Aug 1945

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5 Sep 1945

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14 Sep 1945

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19 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 19 Oct 1945
USS Parche and another submarine at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 19-23 Oct 1945
1 Nov 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1945
USS San Diego in drydock No. 2 of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Nov 1945, photo 1 of 2USS San Diego in drydock No. 2 of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Nov 1945, photo 2 of 2
15 Nov 1945

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22 Nov 1945

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6 Dec 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 6 Dec 1945
US submarines Bashaw, Mingo, Dragonet, Guavina, Sunfish, Sargo, Spearfish, and Saury at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Dec 1945
12 Dec 1945

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13 Dec 1945

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26 Dec 1945

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2 Jan 1946

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  • After overhaul at Mare Island and training operations out of San Francisco Bay, USS Parche departed San Francisco, California United States for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Parche | Vallejo, California | CPC]
3 Jan 1946

Photo(s) dated 3 Jan 1946
Tiru under construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jan 1946; submarines in background were Bashaw, Pampanito, Mingo, Gurnard, Macabi, Tunny, Guavina, and Sand LanceInactivated submarines at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Jan 1946
29 Jan 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 29 Jan 1946
USS Besugo at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Jan 1946; note USS Spadefish and USS Barbero in background
2 Mar 1946

United States
14 Mar 1946

United States
15 Apr 1946

United States
16 Apr 1946

United States
24 Apr 1946

Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1946
Stern view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946Broadside view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946, photo 1 of 2Bow view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946Broadside view of USS Segundo departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 24 Apr 1946, photo 2 of 2
10 May 1946

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14 May 1946

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31 May 1946

United States
12 Jun 1946

Photo(s) dated 12 Jun 1946
USS Boarfish and USS Blueback in the drydock at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 12 Jun 1946
15 Jun 1946

United States
  • USS Mero was decommissioned from service at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States and was assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Mero | Vallejo, California | CPC]
19 Jun 1946

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27 Jun 1946

United States
28 Jun 1946

Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1946
USS Blackfin departing Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1946, photo 1 of 3USS Blackfin departing Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1946, photo 2 of 3USS Blackfin departing Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 28 Jun 1946, photo 3 of 3
12 Jul 1946

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1946
Decommissioning ceremony of USS Puffer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 12 Jul 1946
22 Jul 1946

Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1946
USS Sea Cat off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 Jul 1946
23 Jul 1946

Photo(s) dated 23 Jul 1946
USS Sea Cat at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 23 Jul 1946
26 Jul 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 26 Jul 1946
Commander Samuel Bussey at the commissioning ceremony of USS Barbero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Jul 1948
16 Sep 1946

Photo(s) dated 16 Sep 1946
USS Charr off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 16 Sep 1946
20 Sep 1946

United States
14 Oct 1946

United States Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1946
USS Parche arriving at Mare Island Naval Shipyard for deactivation overhaul, 14 Oct 1946. Parche had already withstood two atomic bomb explosions at Bikini Atoll and a decontamination process at Pearl Harbor.
17 Oct 1946

Photo(s) dated 17 Oct 1946
USS Parche at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Oct 1946USS Dentuda, USS Searaven, and USS Tuna in foreground, with USS Parche, USS Bluegill, and USS Hackleback also present, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 17 Oct 1946
11 Dec 1946

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1 Jan 1947

United States
14 Feb 1947

Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1947
Submarines Sawfish, Pargo, Puffer, and Steelhead at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1947
6 May 1947

United States
25 Aug 1947

Photo(s) dated 25 Aug 1947
Stern view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947Broadside view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947Bow view of USS Becuna departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Aug 1947
22 Sep 1947

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4 Nov 1947

Photo(s) dated 4 Nov 1947
USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 1 of 3USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 2 of 3USS Blenny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 Nov 1947, photo 3 of 3
15 Nov 1947

United States
10 Feb 1948

Photo(s) dated 10 Feb 1948
Commander Mason and other officers at the commissioning ceremony of USS Baya, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 10 Feb 1948
21 Feb 1948

United States
3 Mar 1948

Photo(s) dated 3 Mar 1948
USS Chub departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 3 Mar 1948
18 Sep 1948

United States
21 Sep 1948

Photo(s) dated 21 Sep 1948
USS Barbero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Port side view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Starboard side view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948Stern view of USS Barbero, off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 21 Sep 1948
13 Oct 1948

Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1948
American submarine USS Icefish as a member of the Reserve Fleet at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 13 Oct 1948; other submarines shown were Jallao, Trepang, Spot, SticklebackSubmarines Dragonet, Spadefish, and others at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Oct 1948
19 Nov 1948

United States Photo(s) dated 19 Nov 1948
Decommissioning of USS Blackfin, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 19 Nov 1948
16 May 1949

United States
8 Aug 1949

Photo(s) dated 8 Aug 1949
USS Segundo off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 8 Aug 1949
24 Aug 1949

United States
10 Feb 1950

United States Photo(s) dated 10 Feb 1950
Decommissioning ceremony of USS Capitaine, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 10 Feb 1950
15 May 1950

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1950
Tourists visiting USS Pintado, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 May 1950
30 Jun 1950

United States Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1950
Commander C. P. Callahan and Captain B. E. Bacon, Jr. at the decommissioning ceremony of USS Barbero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1950, photo 1 of 2Commander C. P. Callahan and Captain B. E. Bacon, Jr. at the decommissioning ceremony of USS Barbero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Jun 1950, photo 2 of 2
26 Aug 1950

United States
  • USS Sterlet was recommissioned into service at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States with Lieutenant Commander George W. Kittredge in command. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Sterlet | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Aug 1950
Recommissioning ceremony of USS Sterlet at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 26 Aug 1950
28 Sep 1950

Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1950
Submarines Dragonet, Menhaden, Mapiro, Seahorse, Sand Lance, Batfish, Capitaine, Pipefish, and Manta at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 28 Sep 1950
10 Jul 1951

United States
7 Aug 1951

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1951
Recommissioning of USS Menhaden, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 7 Aug 1951
25 Sep 1951

Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1951
USS Caiman departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Sep 1951, photo 1 of 2USS Caiman departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Sep 1951, photo 2 of 2USS Caiman at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 25 Sep 1951; note USS Charr and USS Baya in background
5 Nov 1951

Photo(s) dated 5 Nov 1951
USS Charr off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 5 Nov 1951
9 Nov 1951

Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1951
USS Charr at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 Nov 1951, photo 1 of 2; note USS Baya and USS Montrose nearbyUSS Charr at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 Nov 1951, photo 2 of 2
19 Nov 1951

United States
6 Feb 1952

Photo(s) dated 6 Feb 1952
Recommissioning ceremony of Guitarro, Hammerhead, and Hardhead at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Feb 1952
14 Feb 1952

Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1952
USS Carbonero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1952, photo 1 of 2; note Regulus missile launcherUSS Carbonero off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 14 Feb 1952, photo 2 of 2; note Regulus missile launcher
18 Feb 1952

Photo(s) dated 18 Feb 1952
Aft plan view looking forward of USS Carbonero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Feb 1952, photo 1 of 2; note USS Diodon outboard and USS Segundo forwardAft plan view looking forward of USS Carbonero at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Feb 1952, photo 2 of 2; note Diodon, Guitarro, Hardhead, and Juneau nearby
13 Aug 1952

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9 Mar 1953

Photo(s) dated 9 Mar 1953
Elizabeth Murphy, Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, Harry Murphy, and Rear Admiral L. S. Fiske at the recommissioning ceremony of USS Menhaden, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 Mar 1953
4 May 1953

Photo(s) dated 4 May 1953
USS Menhaden departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 May 1953, photo 1 of 2USS Menhaden departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 4 May 1953, photo 2 of 2
6 Jul 1953

Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1953
Crew of USS Segundo being inspected during change of command ceremony, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 6 Jul 1953
30 Sep 1953

United States
  • Lieutenant Commander J. O. House, Jr. relieved Commander W. P. Murphy at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States as the commanding officer of USS Carbonero. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Carbonero | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1953
Lieutenant Commander J. O. House, Jr. relieving Commander W. P. Murphy as the commanding officer of USS Carbonero, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Sep 1953
1 Dec 1953

United States Photo(s) dated 1 Dec 1953
Lieutenant Commander George Kittredge being relieved by the new commanding officer of USS Sterlet, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Dec 1953
15 May 1954

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1954
Recommissioning ceremony of Guitarro, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 15 May 1954
18 Sep 1954

Photo(s) dated 18 Sep 1954
Submarines Pomodon and Menhaden at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Sep 1954
1 Feb 1955

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30 Jun 1955

United States
  • USS Charr arrived at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States. Lieutenant Commander R. A. Harris relieved Commander W. A. Whitman as the new commanding officer. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Charr | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1955
Lieutenant Commander R. A. Harris assuming command of USS Charr, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Jun 1955
18 Oct 1955

Photo(s) dated 18 Oct 1955
Crew of USS Segundo hearing an address during her change of command at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 18 Oct 1955
25 Oct 1955

United States
28 Nov 1955

Photo(s) dated 28 Nov 1955
USS Segundo underway off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 28 Nov 1955
29 Nov 1955

United States Photo(s) dated 29 Nov 1955
USS Charr departing Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 29 Nov 1955
6 Jan 1956

United States
9 May 1956

Photo(s) dated 9 May 1956
USS Rock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 May 1956, photo 1 of 2USS Rock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 9 May 1956, photo 2 of 2
19 May 1956

Photo(s) dated 19 May 1956
Visitors aboard USS Macabi at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, Armed Forces Day, 19 May 1956Visitors looking through the periscope of USS Macabi at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, Armed Forces Day, 19 May 1956
23 May 1956

United States
23 Feb 1957

United States Photo(s) dated 23 Feb 1957
Lieutenant Eugene Dente speaking at the USS Capitaine recommissioning ceremony, Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 23 Feb 1957
3 Jun 1958

United States
28 Jul 1958

Photo(s) dated 28 Jul 1958
USS Rock at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 28 Jul 1958
6 Nov 1962

United States
  • While at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California, United States, submarine Hackleback was reclassified an auxiliary research submarine and received the new designation AGSS-295. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Hackleback | Vallejo, California | CPC]
30 Jun 1966

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12 Dec 1966

United States
14 Dec 1966

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20 Dec 1966

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1 Mar 1967

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21 Mar 1967

United States
29 May 1967

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4 Dec 1968

United States
  • Submarine Hackleback, physically at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard at Vallejo, California, United States, was sold to the Zidell Explorations of Portland, Oregon, United States for scrapping. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Hackleback | Vallejo, California | CPC]
13 Sep 1969

United States
  • USS Rock was decommissioned for the second and final time at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California, United States, and was struck from the US Naval Register. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Rock | Vallejo, California | CPC]
30 Apr 1971

Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1971
Inactive US Navy submarines Cusk, Rock, Bashaw, Spinax, Pomodon, Medregal, and Diodon at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 30 Apr 1971
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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