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6 Jul 1889

United States
20 Aug 1914

United States
15 Apr 1919

United States
  • USS R-5 was commissioned into service at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States with Lieutenant Commander Eric L. Barr in command. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | R-5 | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
28 Apr 1919

United States
  • USS R-5 departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States for New London, Connecticut, United States. ww2dbase [R-5 | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
23 Mar 1938

Photo(s) dated 23 Mar 1938
Ralph Talbot off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 23 Mar 1938, photo 2 of 2
28 Mar 1938

Photo(s) dated 28 Mar 1938
Ralph Talbot off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 23 Mar 1938, photo 1 of 2
9 May 1940

Photo(s) dated 9 May 1940
Sims off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 9 May 1940, photo 1 of 3Sims off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 9 May 1940, photo 2 of 3Sims off the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 9 May 1940, photo 3 of 3
15 Jun 1940

Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 1940
USS Helena at anchor, President Roads, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 15 Jun 1940, photo 1 of 2; photo taken by photographer from USS WaspUSS Helena at anchor, President Roads, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 15 Jun 1940, photo 2 of 2; photo taken by photographer from USS Wasp
9 Jul 1940

United States
  • US Coast Guard cutter Campbell arrived at Boston, Massachusetts, United States with US Consul to Greenland James K. Penfield, Governor of North Greenland E. Brun, and a group of Danish officials on board. They came to Boston to discuss commerce and trade of Greenland as an independent entity due to the German occupation of Denmark. ww2dbase [Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
11 Aug 1940

United States
  • US President Roosevelt departed Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States aboard presidential yacht Potomac, escorted by destroyer USS Mayrant, for Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, arriving later on the same day. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
3 Sep 1940

Photo(s) dated 3 Sep 1940
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12 Jun 1941

United States
  • HMS Rodney arrived at Boston Navy Yard in Massachusetts, United States to commence a refit. She would remain in Boston for one month. Many crewmembers stayed with local Boston families during the refit. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | Rodney | Boston, Massachusetts | DS]
25 Nov 1941

United States
12 Aug 1942

United States
  • USS Ancon was commissioned into service at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States under the command of Lieutenant Commander David H. Swinson. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | Ancon | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
12 Sep 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 12 Sep 1942
USS Ancon, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 12 Sep 1942, photo 2 of 2USS Ancon, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 12 Sep 1942, photo 1 of 2
17 Feb 1943

Photo(s) dated 17 Feb 1943
On the day of her commissioning, USS Lexington (Essex-class) makes slow headway through the icy waters of Boston harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Feb 1943.
8 Mar 1943

Photo(s) dated 8 Mar 1943
Aerial view of the Boston Navy Yard, 8 Mar 1943. Note the three-masted square-rigged frigate and veteran of the War of 1812 USS Constitution near the top of the image.
10 Jun 1943

United States
10 Jan 1944

United States
27 Feb 1944

United States
15 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1944
USS Wasp (Essex-class) after her shakedown cruise preparing to leave Boston, Massachusetts, United States, for the Panama Canal, 15 Mar 1944. Note Measure 33/10A camouflage. Photo 1 of 4USS Wasp (Essex-class) after her shakedown cruise preparing to leave Boston, Massachusetts, United States, for the Panama Canal, 15 Mar 1944. Note Measure 33/10A camouflage. Photo 2 of 4USS Wasp (Essex-class) after her shakedown cruise preparing to leave Boston, Massachusetts, United States, for the Panama Canal, 15 Mar 1944. Note Measure 33/10A camouflage. Photo 3 of 4USS Wasp (Essex-class) after her shakedown cruise preparing to leave Boston, Massachusetts, United States, for the Panama Canal, 15 Mar 1944. Note Measure 33/10A camouflage. Photo 4 of 4
20 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 20 Mar 1944
Three African-American sailors of USS Mason, Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 20 Mar 1944Commissioning Ceremony of Mason, Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 20 Mar 1944; note Lt Cmdr Blackford in center, African-American crew, and LST in background
16 Apr 1944

United States
18 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 18 May 1944
USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 1 of 3.USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 2 of 3.USS Hancock underway across Boston’s outer harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on her way to anchor at President Roads, 18 May 1944. Photo 3 of 3.
21 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Jul 1944
Cruiser USS Pasadena in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 24D leaving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States 21 Jul 1944. Photo from a blimp with Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11. Photo 1 of 3.Cruiser USS Pasadena in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 24D leaving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States 21 Jul 1944. Photo from a blimp with Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11. Photo 2 of 3.Cruiser USS Pasadena in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 24D leaving Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States 21 Jul 1944. Photo from a blimp with Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11. Photo 3 of 3.
11 Jan 1945

United States
  • The American coastal minesweeper YMS-14 was sunk as a result of a collision with the destroyer USS Hemdon in the north channel of Boston Harbour, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Boston, Massachusetts | AC]
15 May 1945

United States
8 Jun 1945

United States
  • USS Ling was commissioned into service at the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, with Commander George Garvie Molumphy in command. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | Ling | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
17 Oct 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 17 Oct 1945
USS New Mexico, Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Oct 1945, photo 2 of 2USS New Mexico, Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 17 Oct 1945, photo 1 of 2
23 Oct 1945

United States
27 Oct 1945

United States
31 Oct 1945

United States
9 Nov 1945

United States
11 Nov 1945

Photo(s) dated 11 Nov 1945
Chinese-American troops on parade for the Veterans Day holiday at the intersection of Tremont Street and Winter Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 11 Nov 1945
13 Nov 1945

United States
15 Nov 1945

United States
  • USS Permit was decommissioned from service at Boston Naval Shipyard. ww2dbase [Permit | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
  • Captain Arnold H. Newcomb was name the commanding officer of USS New Mexico at Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
  • USS Portland departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States bound for Le Havre, France as part of Operation Magic Carpet to bring US troops home. ww2dbase [Portland | Boston, Massachusetts | DS]
2 Feb 1946

United States
1 Mar 1946

United States
23 Mar 1946

United States
19 Jul 1946

United States
31 Jul 1946

United States
  • USS Petrof Bay was decommissioned from service at the Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Petrof Bay | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
12 Dec 1946

United States
  • USS Marcus Island was decommissioned from service at Boston, Massachusetts, United States and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
9 Nov 1947

United States
  • Battleship New Mexico was sold for scrapping to the Lipsett Division of the firm Luria Brothers and Company for US $381,600. She departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States toward Newark, New Jersey, United States where Lipsett was to scrap the ship. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
29 Sep 1954

United States
  • Miles Browning passed away of systemic lupus erythematosus at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Miles Browning | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
9 Jun 1955

Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1955
USS Cassin Young (DD-793) in Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, United States, 9 Jun 1955, seen during commissioning ceremony of USS Vital
12 Jun 1955

United States
  • Marcus Island's designated changed from CVE-77 to CVHE-77 while in reserve at Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
21 Mar 1957

United States
16 Aug 1957

United States
3 Sep 1957

United States
  • USS Wasp departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States for Scotland, United Kingdom to participated in NATO Operations Seaspray and Strikeback. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
23 Oct 1957

United States
10 Mar 1958

United States
29 Apr 1958

United States
12 May 1958

United States
1 Oct 1958

Photo(s) dated 1 Oct 1958
View of antenna of USS Cassin Young immediately after her overhaul at Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, United States, 1 Oct 1958
11 Oct 1958

United States
15 Oct 1958

United States
13 Dec 1958

United States
7 May 1959

United States
  • Marcus Island's designated changed from CVHE-77 to AKV-27 while in reserve at Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
27 Feb 1960

United States
29 Feb 1960

United States
11 Aug 1960

United States
10 Dec 1960

United States
9 Jan 1961

United States
1 Sep 1961

United States
6 Nov 1961

United States
18 Feb 1962

United States
16 Jun 1962

United States
22 Nov 1962

United States
21 Dec 1962

United States
29 Dec 1962

United States
4 Apr 1963

United States
18 May 1963

United States
4 May 1964

United States
14 May 1964

United States
  • USS Wasp departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States for waters between Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Kingston, Jamaica for a refresher training cruise. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
3 Jun 1964

United States
21 Jul 1964

United States
7 Aug 1964

United States
8 Sep 1964

United States
  • USS Wasp departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States for Virginia, United States, where she would set sail for Valencia, Spain to start a tour in the Mediterranean Sea. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
18 Dec 1964

United States
8 Feb 1965

United States
22 Dec 1965

United States
24 Jan 1966

United States
18 Feb 1966

United States
7 Mar 1966

United States
24 Mar 1966

United States
18 Apr 1966

United States
6 May 1966

United States
1 Jul 1966

United States
25 Jul 1966

United States
8 Aug 1966

United States
9 Aug 1966

United States
10 Aug 1966

United States
11 Aug 1966

United States
22 Aug 1966

United States
1 Sep 1966

United States
19 Sep 1966

United States
  • USS Wasp departed Boston, Massachusetts, United States for a joint hunter-killer operation exercise with aircraft of Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
5 Nov 1966

United States
15 Nov 1966

United States
18 Nov 1966

United States
28 Nov 1966

United States
16 Dec 1966

United States
26 Feb 1967

United States
19 Mar 1967

United States
7 Apr 1967

United States
11 Apr 1967

United States
21 Apr 1967

United States
10 Sep 1967

United States
  • USS Wasp suffered a small fire in the combat information center while in drydock at Boston Naval Shipyard, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
28 Jan 1968

United States
30 Mar 1968

United States
6 Apr 1968

United States
29 Apr 1968

United States
3 Aug 1968

United States
9 Jan 1970

United States
15 Oct 1970

United States
14 Dec 1970

United States
1 Jul 1974

United States
15 Jun 1978

United States
  • Cassin Young arrived at Boston National Historical Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. She was berthed across from the museum ship USS Constitution where, starting in 1981, she would be opened to the public as a museum ship. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | Cassin Young | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
27 Jun 1981

Photo(s) dated 27 Jun 1981
USS Cassin Young being dedicated as a memorial ship, Pier 1 East, Charlestown Navy Yard, Massachusetts, United States, 27 Jun 1981
4 Jul 2010

Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 2010
No. 3 turret of museum ship USS Cassin Young, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Jul 201020 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft gun mounted on the forward deck of museum ship USS Cassin Young, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Jul 2010Museum ship USS Cassin Young, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Jul 2010Forward smokestack of museum ship USS Cassin Young, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Jul 2010
See all photos dated 4 Jul 2010
9 Aug 2010

United States
  • Museum ship Cassin Young was drydocked at Historic Dry Dock #1 at the Boston National Historical Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States for repairs after 30 years in the water. ww2dbase [Boston Navy Yard | Cassin Young | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
22 May 2011

United States
  • Louis Zamperini threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Red Sox and Cubs professional baseball game at Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. ww2dbase [Louis Zamperini | Boston, Massachusetts | CPC]
28 May 2013

Photo(s) dated 28 May 2013
USS Boston Memorial, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 28 May 2013, photo 1 of 2USS Boston Memorial, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 28 May 2013, photo 2 of 2Museum ship USS Cassin Young at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 28 May 2013, photo 1 of 6Museum ship USS Cassin Young at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 28 May 2013, photo 2 of 6
See all photos dated 28 May 2013

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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