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23 Aug 1883

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16 Sep 1891

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6 Jul 1901

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2 Jul 1905

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27 Apr 1906

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11 Oct 1907

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1 Jan 1912

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2 Mar 1913

Photo(s) dated 2 Mar 1913
Battleship USS Oregon in drydock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 Mar 1913. Photo 1 of 2.Battleship USS Oregon in drydock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 Mar 1913. Photo 2 of 2.
3 Mar 1913

Photo(s) dated 3 Mar 1913
USS Oregon in drydock, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 3 Mar 1913
17 Jul 1916

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23 Apr 1918

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16 Dec 1919

Photo(s) dated 16 Dec 1919
After ammunition ships Pyro and Nitro were christened at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, the drydock was flooded for their launching, 16 Dec 1919.
29 Jun 1920

Photo(s) dated 29 Jun 1920
100-ton floating crane during a weight test at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 29 Jun 1920.
6 Mar 1922

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19 Apr 1922

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18 Dec 1922

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28 Jan 1923

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9 Oct 1923

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1 Dec 1923

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22 Dec 1923

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1 Mar 1924

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25 Jun 1924

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8 Dec 1924

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25 Jan 1925

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2 Feb 1925

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24 Mar 1925

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25 Apr 1925

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6 Jan 1926

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19 Feb 1926

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12 Mar 1926

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15 Mar 1926

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14 May 1926

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1 Jun 1926

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1 Jul 1926

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26 Aug 1926

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  • Wang Zhi arrived at Seattle, Washington, United States aboard the passenger ship President McKinley. ww2dbase [Wang Zhi | Seattle, Washington | CPC]
14 Jan 1927

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1 Apr 1928

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16 May 1928

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17 Nov 1930

Photo(s) dated 17 Nov 1930
USS Saratoga in Drydock No. 2 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 17 Nov 1930
15 Jan 1931

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11 Apr 1931

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10 Jun 1931

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25 Aug 1931

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20 Oct 1931

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6 Aug 1932

Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1932
Piers at Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington, United States with, left to right, repair ship (converted collier) Jason, and carriers Lexington (Lexington-class), Saratoga, 6 Aug 1932.
9 Dec 1932

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2 Mar 1933

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11 Mar 1933

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26 May 1933

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7 Jun 1933

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5 Aug 1933

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12 Aug 1933

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5 Sep 1933

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28 Apr 1934

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14 Jul 1934

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11 Oct 1934

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16 Oct 1934

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8 Jan 1935

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28 Jul 1935

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  • The company-funded Boeing Model 299 prototype aircraft (later B-17 Flying Fortress), piloted by Leslie R. Tower, made its maiden flight from Boeing Field, Seattle, United States. ww2dbase [B-17 Flying Fortress | Seattle, Washington | AC]
20 Dec 1935

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18 Jan 1936

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26 Feb 1936

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21 Mar 1936

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18 Apr 1936

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2 Jun 1936

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15 Jul 1936

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30 Jul 1936

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6 Jun 1937

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28 Jul 1937

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3 Sep 1937

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2 Nov 1937

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28 Sep 1938

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16 Dec 1938

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22 Jan 1939

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20 Apr 1939

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16 Jan 1940

Photo(s) dated 16 Jan 1940
Oiler Patoka off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 16 Jan 1940; note SOC floatplane amidships, with its wings folded
24 Apr 1940

Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1940
USS New Mexico at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Apr 1940
16 Jun 1940

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30 Aug 1940

United States
  • Rear Admiral Charles S. Freeman relieved Rear Admiral Edward B. Fenner as the Commandant of the US Navy Thirteenth Naval District and as the Commandant of the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
19 Sep 1940

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25 Nov 1940

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27 Dec 1940

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25 Feb 1941

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3 Jul 1941

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25 Jul 1941

Photo(s) dated 25 Jul 1941
Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 1 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR PrometheusPuget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 2 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR PrometheusPuget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 3 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR PrometheusPuget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 4 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR Prometheus
1 Oct 1941

United States
  • Maritime Commission Type C-3-class Hull #170 was laid down at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tacoma shipyard with th prospective nam of Steel Advocate. The hull would later be repurposed as the Bogue, lead ship in a class of auxiliary aircraft carriers for the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Bogue | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
27 Oct 1941

United States
  • Maritime Commission Type C-3-class Hull #178 was laid down at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tacoma shipyard. The hull would later be repurposed as the Card, an auxiliary aircraft carrier for the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Card | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
8 Nov 1941

Photo(s) dated 8 Nov 1941
B-17C Fortress I bomber in British Royal Air Force markings in flight over Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 8 Nov 1941; note Vashon and Maury Islands in background
16 Dec 1941

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20 Dec 1941

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  • Japanese submarine I-26 commanded by Cdr Minoru Yokota arrived in her assigned area off the US coast near Seattle, Washington. ww2dbase [Washington | DS]
29 Dec 1941

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15 Jan 1942

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  • Maritime Commission Type C-3-class Hull #170 was launched at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tacoma shipyard with Mrs. William Miller acting as sponsor. The hull would later be repurposed as the Bogue, an auxiliary aircraft carrier for the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Bogue | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
Photo(s) dated 15 Jan 1942
The hull of what would become the escort carrier USS Bogue sliding down Way #1 at the Todd Shipyard, Tacoma, Washington, United States, 15 Jan 1942.
9 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 9 Feb 1942
USS Maryland at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States 9 Feb 1942 after repairs from damage received in the attack on Pearl Harbor three months earlier. Photo 2 of 2.Colorado off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 9 Feb 1942; note three Vought OS2U Kingfisher floatplanes on her catapultsUSS Maryland at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States 9 Feb 1942 after repairs from damage received in the attack on Pearl Harbor three months earlier. Photo 1 of 2.
19 Feb 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 19 Feb 1942
USS Tennessee at Pier 6 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 19 Feb 1942. The photo was taken from the Hammerhead crane at the end of the pier (shadow).
21 Feb 1942

United States
  • Maritime Commission Type C-3-class Hull #178 was launched at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tacoma shipyard with Mrs. J. Perry acting as sponsor. The hull would later be repurposed as the Card, an auxiliary aircraft carrier for the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Card | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
25 Feb 1942

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31 Mar 1942

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15 Apr 1942

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28 Apr 1942

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1 May 1942

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  • USS Nevada arrived at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for extensive rehabilitation and repairs following the Pearl Harbor Attack. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Nevada | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
  • As Maritime Commission Type C-3-class Hull #178 was being fitted out at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tacoma shipyard, it was acquired by the United States Navy for the purpose of making it into the auxiliary aircraft carrier Card. Her final fitting out as a Bogue-class escort carrier was completed at the Puget Sound Navy Yard. ww2dbase [Card | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
  • As she was being fitted out at the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tacoma shipyard, Maritime Commission Type C-3-class Hull #170 was acquired by the United States Navy for the purpose of making it into the auxiliary aircraft carrier Bogue. Her final fitting out as a Bogue-class escort carrier was completed at the Puget Sound Navy Yard. ww2dbase [Bogue | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
22 May 1942

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31 May 1942

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2 Jun 1942

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5 Jun 1942

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  • Japanese submarine I-25 attacked a merchant ship estimated at 12,000 tons off Seattle, Washington. Two torpedoes were fired but both missed and the unidentified ship was undamaged. ww2dbase [Washington | DS]
7 Jun 1942

United States
  • 40 miles off Cape Flattery, Washington, Japanese submarine I-26 attacked the 3,300-ton freighter SS Coast Trader loaded with 1,250 tons of newsprint. I-26 fired one torpedo that hit the freighter on the starboard side. Coast Trader began sinking by the stern as the 56-member crew took to the life boats. Forty minutes after being torpedoed, Coast Trader sank. 1 crewman in the lifeboats died of exposure, 55 were rescued. ww2dbase [Japanese Attacks on the Continental United States | Washington | CPC]
15 Jun 1942

United States
  • USS Copahee was commissioned into service at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States with Commander J. G. Farrell in command. She was the first of 10 Bogue-class escort carriers converted from hulls of merchant ships. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Copahee | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
20 Jun 1942

United States
  • Japanese submarine I-25 torpedoed the 7,000-ton Canadian steamer SS Fort Camosun 70 miles south of Cape Flattery, Washington. As the freighter’s crew took to the lifeboats, I-25 surfaced and fired 18 shells from her deck gun. Fort Camosun did not sink, however, and was kept afloat by her cargo of plywood and timber. The crew was later rescued by Canadian corvette HMCS Edmundston and tugs towed Fort Camosun to shore where she was later repaired. (After repairs, Fort Camosun sailed with her cargo to England, narrowly escaping another submarine attack by a German U-Boat in the Atlantic. Even later, she evaded a third submarine attack in the Gulf of Aden in the Indian Ocean. Thus, Fort Camosun earned the dubious distinction of surviving submarine attacks in all three ocean theaters of World War II.) ww2dbase [Japanese Attacks on the Continental United States | Cape Flattery, Washington | DS]
1 Aug 1942

United States
  • USS New Mexico completed a scheduled overhaul at Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington, United States, during which her 5-inch guns were removed in exchange for more anti-aircraft weapons. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | New Mexico | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
12 Aug 1942

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17 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 17 Aug 1942
USS Copahee at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 17 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 2USS Copahee at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 17 Aug 1942, photo 2 of 2
27 Aug 1942

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12 Sep 1942

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21 Sep 1942

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22 Sep 1942

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26 Sep 1942

United States
  • Bogue-class escort carrier USS Bogue was placed in commission at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington with Captain Giles E. Short in command. Bogue was commissioned as an Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV). ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Bogue | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
Photo(s) dated 26 Sep 1942
Chaplain offering the invocation at the commissioning ceremonies for auxiliary aircraft carrier USS Bogue at Bremerton, Washington, United States, 26 Sep 1942. Note Bogue’s forward elevator.
30 Sep 1942

United States
  • The Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington, United States was handed over to the Fort Lewis Ninth Service Command to be converted into a military training facility. ww2dbase [Puyallup Assembly Center | Puyallup, Washington | CPC]
10 Oct 1942

Photo(s) dated 10 Oct 1942
Tanker SS Camden was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-25 off Coos Bay, Oregon on 4 Oct 1942. She was taken under tow to Seattle but sank off Washington state on 10 Oct 1942.
20 Oct 1942

United States
27 Oct 1942

Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1942
Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue in Measure 21 paint scheme underway in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 27 Oct 1942.
30 Oct 1942

Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1942
First aircraft landing aboard USS Bogue, 30 Oct 1942 in Puget Sound, Washington, United States. The plane is a Curtiss SOC-3A Seagull flown by Bogue’s first Air Officer, Commander Jack Monroe.
3 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1942
Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue in Measure 21 paint scheme underway in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 3 Nov 1942.
8 Nov 1942

United States
  • Bogue-class escort carrier USS Card was placed in commission at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington with Captain James B. Sykes in command. Card was commissioned as an Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (ACV). ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Card | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
15 Nov 1942

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17 Nov 1942

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  • Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier USS Bogue departed Puget Sound, Washington bound for San Diego, California. ww2dbase [Bogue | Puget Sound, Washington | DS]
2 Dec 1942

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5 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 5 Dec 1942
After exiting drydock, USS Nevada laid at anchor for one day in Sinclair Inlet off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 5 Dec 1942.
17 Dec 1942

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24 Dec 1942

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13 Jan 1943

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29 Jan 1943

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18 Feb 1943

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  • During a test flight from Renton near Seattle, Washington, United States a serious engine fire developed in the second XB-29 prototype aircraft. Test pilot Eddie Allen tried desperately to get back to the airfield but the huge bomber crashed into a packing plant killing the entire crew and a number of civilian workers in the building. ww2dbase [B-29 Superfortress | Renton, Washington | AC]
15 Mar 1943

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3 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 3 Apr 1943
USS Casablanca (right) being prepared for launching two days later, Kaiser Vancouver Shipyard, Vancouver, Washington, United States, 3 Apr 1943; note Casablanca-class escort carriers Liscombe Bay, Alikula Bay, and Corregidor under construction
5 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 5 Apr 1943
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt preparing to christen the USS Casablanca, the lead ship in a new class of escort carriers, 5 Apr 1943, Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington, United States.
2 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 May 1943
USS S-35 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 May 1943, photo 1 of 2USS S-35 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
10 May 1943

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  • USS ABSD-1 was commissioned into service at Everett, Washington, United States with Captain Andrew R. Mack in command. ww2dbase [ABSD-1 | Everett, Washington | CPC]
12 May 1943

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20 May 1943

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22 May 1943

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28 May 1943

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31 May 1943

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  • USS S-35 completed post-repair trials off Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [S-35 | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
3 Jun 1943

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4 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 4 Jun 1943
US Navy PV-1 Ventura aircraft dropping a Mk XIII torpedo over Saratoga Passage, Washington, United States, 4 Jun 1943. Note the torpedo
10 Jun 1943

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11 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1943
Portside amidships of USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States during inclining experiment, 11 Jun 1943
24 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 24 Jun 1943
USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 1 of 3USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 2 of 3USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 3 of 3
27 Jun 1943

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20 Jul 1943

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30 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 30 Jul 1943
USS New Orleans in trials off Seattle in Elliott Bay, Washington, United States 30 Jul 1943 following major repairs at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
1 Aug 1943

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10 Aug 1943

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  • Cruiser USS New Orleans (New Orleans-class) departed Puget Sound, Washington, United States after overhaul and being fitted with a new permanent bow due to her bow being blown off in the Battle of Tassafaronga. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | New Orleans | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
4 Sep 1943

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15 Sep 1943

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6 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1943
New Mexico off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States following overhaul, 6 Oct 1943Bow view of USS New Mexico, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 6 Oct 1943
9 Oct 1943

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15 Oct 1943

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  • The keel of future escort carrier Petrof Bay was laid down at the Kaiser Shipbuilding Co., Vancouver, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Petrof Bay | Vancouver, Washington | CPC]
28 Oct 1943

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31 Oct 1943

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1 Nov 1943

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6 Nov 1943

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  • Escort carrier Kanalku Bay, still under construction at Vancouver, Washington, United States, was renamed Marcus Island. ww2dbase [Marcus Island | Vancouver, Washington | CPC]
8 Nov 1943

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4 Dec 1943

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16 Dec 1943

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22 Dec 1943

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31 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 31 Dec 1943
Aerial view of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 31 Dec 1943. Note the carrier USS Lexington (Essex-class) in drydock in the center of the photo.
1 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 Jan 1944
Princeton off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, 1 Jan 1944, 1 of 3Princeton off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, 1 Jan 1944, 2 of 3Princeton off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, 1 Jan 1944, 3 of 3
5 Jan 1944

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25 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 25 Jan 1944
California underway at 8 knots, Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, United States, 25 Jan 1944
31 Jan 1944

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4 Feb 1944

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20 Feb 1944

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26 Feb 1944

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2 Mar 1944

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12 Mar 1944

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1 Apr 1944

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  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay arrived at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [ | Sargent Bay | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
7 Apr 1944

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  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed Seattle Washington bound for Alameda, California, United States. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Seattle, Washington | DS]
25 Apr 1944

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26 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Apr 1944
USS Washington off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 26 Apr 1944USS Maryland underway in Puget Sound, Washington, United States 26 Apr 1944 after an overhaul. Note absence of caged superstructure and fresh Measure 31, Design 7D paint scheme.
29 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1944
USS Washington off Port Angeles, Washington, United States, 29 Apr 1944
30 Apr 1944

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2 May 1944

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  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed Seattle, Washington bound for San Diego, California. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Seattle, Washington | DS]
17 Jun 1944

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2 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Jul 1944
West Virginia off Puget Sound Navy Yard, 2 Jul 1944
11 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 11 Jul 1944
US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 1 of 3US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 2 of 3US battleship Massachusetts leaving Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States following a wartime refit, 11 Jul 1944, photo 3 of 3
16 Jul 1944

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1 Aug 1944

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12 Aug 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 12 Aug 1944
Franklin Roosevelt under USS Cummings’ Number 1 5"/38 caliber gun mount addressing a crowd of shipyard workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 12 Aug 1944.
17 Aug 1944

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21 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Aug 1944
USS South Dakota in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 21 Aug 1944, photo 3 of 4.USS South Dakota in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 21 Aug 1944, photo 4 of 4.
7 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 1944
USS Saratoga in Camouflage Measure 32  following overhaul, Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 7 Sep 1944, photo 1 of 2USS Saratoga in Camouflage Measure 32  following overhaul, Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 7 Sep 1944, photo 2 of 2
8 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 8 Sep 1944
US Navy airship K-87 of Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-33 at Outlying Landing Field at Quillayute, Washington, United States, Sep 8, 1944. Photo 1 of 2.US Navy airship K-87 of Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-33 at Outlying Landing Field at Quillayute, Washington, United States, Sep 8, 1944. Photo 2 of 2.
14 Sep 1944

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24 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 24 Sep 1944
USS North Carolina anchored off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 24 Sep 1944, photo 1 of 3USS North Carolina anchored off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 24 Sep 1944, photo 2 of 3USS North Carolina anchored off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 24 Sep 1944, photo 3 of 3
6 Oct 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1944
USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 6 Oct 1944.USS Yorktown (Essex-class) in the Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 6 Oct 1944.
9 Oct 1944

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10 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Oct 1944
Hull underway off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 10 Oct 1944; note US Navy camouflage Measure 31, Design 6d
21 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Oct 1944
USS New Mexico with Camo Mea 32 Design 3D, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2USS New Mexico with Camo Mea 32 Design 3D, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2
22 Oct 1944

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26 Oct 1944

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30 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1944
USS New Mexico, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, late Oct 1944
1 Nov 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1944
Concord underway in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 1 Nov 1944
26 Nov 1944

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6 Dec 1944

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12 Jan 1945

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18 Jan 1945

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21 Jan 1945

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30 Jan 1945

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  • Executive Officer Commander John T. Corwin relieved Captain Charles E. Coney as the commanding officer of the cruiser USS Nashville while the ship was under repairs. ww2dbase [Nashville | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
31 Jan 1945

Photo(s) dated 31 Jan 1945
Carrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.Carrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.Carrier Franklin off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 31 Jan 1945 after repairs from a Japanese special aircraft attack.
2 Feb 1945

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3 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 Feb 1945
USS Alabama in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, Feb 1945, photo 1 of 4
12 Feb 1945

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  • Two unexploded incendiary bombs from a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb were found 7 miles north of Spokane, Washington, United States. It was believed the bombs did not fall from a great height as the paint on the bombs was unmarred. ww2dbase [Spokane, Washington | DS]
15 Feb 1945

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21 Feb 1945

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  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was seen to hit the ground, drop pieces of its ballast dropping apparatus, and rise again before disappearing from sight. ww2dbase [Ephrata, Washington | DS]
  • Two bomb explosions were detected near Spokane, Washington, United States. The bombs were believed to be one 15kg high-explosive bomb and one 5kg incendiary bomb from a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb. ww2dbase [Spokane, Washington | DS]
  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb was seen to hit the ground, drop pieces of its ballast dropping apparatus, and rise again before disappearing from sight. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Ephrata, Washington | DS]
  • Two bomb explosions were detected near Spokane, Washington, United States. The bombs were believed to be one 15kg high-explosive bomb and one 5kg incendiary bomb from a Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb. ww2dbase [Fu-Go | Spokane, Washington | DS]
25 Feb 1945

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10 Mar 1945

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  • A Japanese Fu-Go balloon came down across electrical lines in Toppenish, Washington causing a power outage. Although not widely known for another ten years, the outage shut down the reactor at the Hanford, Washington facility of the Manhattan Project. Back-up systems quickly restored power but it would take another three days for the reactors to reach full capacity again. A burned balloon envelope, shroud lines, and ballast dropping equipment were recovered from the downed balloon. At almost the same time, another complete Fu-Go balloon bomb grounded near Cold Creek, Washington, very near the Hanford site. ww2dbase [Operation Trinity and Manhattan Project | Japanese Attacks on the Continental United States | Fu-Go | Toppenish, Washington | DS]
Photo(s) dated 10 Mar 1945
Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb draped across power lines in Toppenish, Washington, United States, 10 Mar 1945. This balloon caused a power outage that briefly affected the Hanford nuclear reactors 40 miles away.
15 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1945
US battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 1 of 5; port broadside view, note independently-elevated gunsUS battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 2 of 5; starboard broadside view, note independently-elevated gunsUS battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 3 of 5; starboard quarter viewUS battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 4 of 5; port quarter view
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16 Mar 1945

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17 Mar 1945

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21 Mar 1945

United States
  • Captain Atherton Macondray, Jr. relieved Commander John T. Corwin as the commanding officer of the cruiser USS Nashville and would remain in command for the rest of Nashville’s time in the United States Navy. ww2dbase [Nashville | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
24 Mar 1945

United States
25 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 25 Mar 1945
Freshly repaired and repainted USS Nashville on a full-power test run in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 25 Mar 1945. Note the signal flag indicating there is a harbor pilot on board.
27 Mar 1945

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13 Apr 1945

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16 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Apr 1945
USS Ticonderoga steams down Puget Sound, Washington, United States on her trials after substantial repairs from battle damage, Apr 16, 1945. Photo 1 of 4.USS Ticonderoga steams down Puget Sound, Washington, United States on her trials after substantial repairs from battle damage, Apr 16, 1945. Photo 2 of 4.USS Ticonderoga steams down Puget Sound, Washington, United States on her trials after substantial repairs from battle damage, Apr 16, 1945. Photo 3 of 4.USS Ticonderoga steams down Puget Sound, Washington, United States on her trials after substantial repairs from battle damage, Apr 16, 1945. Photo 4 of 4.
21 Apr 1945

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24 Apr 1945

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1 May 1945

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5 May 1945

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8 May 1945

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15 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 May 1945
Saratoga running full power trials in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, following battle damage repairs, 15 May 1945. Photo 1 of 2.Saratoga running full power trials in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, following battle damage repairs, 15 May 1945. Photo 2 of 2.
21 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 21 May 1945
USS Lexington (Essex-class) at anchor in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 21 May 1945 following extensive repairs at the Navy Yard in Bremerton.
22 May 1945

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29 May 1945

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2 Jun 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 2 Jun 1945
USS Wasp (Essex-class) underway from the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States for tests following repairs, 2 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 2 of 4USS Wasp (Essex-class) underway from the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States for tests following repairs, 2 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 1 of 4USS Wasp (Essex-class) underway from the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States for tests following repairs, 2 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 3 of 4USS Wasp (Essex-class) underway from the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States for tests following repairs, 2 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 4 of 4
6 Jun 1945

United States
7 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 7 Jun 1945
USS Enterprise at anchor in Puget Sound, Washington, US, 7 Jun 1945 still with no forward elevator that was blown off the ship three weeks earlier. Note damage to deck planks and Seattle ferry ‘City of Sacramento’
9 Jun 1945

United States Photo(s) dated 9 Jun 1945
USS Wasp (Essex-class) just before departing Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States bound for San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 2 of 5USS Wasp (Essex-class) just before departing Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States bound for San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 1 of 5USS Wasp (Essex-class) just before departing Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States bound for San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 3 of 5USS Wasp (Essex-class) just before departing Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States bound for San Francisco, California, 9 Jun 1945. Note new Measure 21 paint scheme, all over sea blue. Photo 4 of 5
See all photos dated 9 Jun 1945
16 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1945
The after-flight deck of the USS Bunker Hill in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock No. 5 shortly after arriving at Bremerton, Washington, United States, 16 Jun 1945. Note the collapsed aircraft elevator.
23 Jun 1945

United States
4 Jul 1945

United States
5 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 5 Aug 1945
Battleship USS Maryland at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States 5 Aug 1945, ten days before war’s end.
3 Sep 1945

United States
4 Sep 1945

United States
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue departed Seattle, Washington bound for Alameda, California. ww2dbase [Bogue | Seattle, Washington | DS]
13 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 13 Sep 1945
Enterprise making 20 knots during post-overhaul trials, Puget Sound, 13 Sep 1945
14 Sep 1945

United States
22 Sep 1945

United States
15 Oct 1945

United States
17 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 17 Oct 1945
Battleships USS Iowa (bottom) and USS Maryland (top) alongside Pier 91 in Seattle, Washington, United States, 17 Oct 1945.
19 Oct 1945

United States
  • USS Nicholas arrived at Seattle, Washington, United States, her first time in the United States in almost 2 years. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Seattle, Washington | DS]
24 Oct 1945

United States
27 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1945
USS Ticonderoga arriving at Tacoma, Washington, United States as part of Operation Magic Carpet, Oct 27, 1945. Note the deck numbers already repainted in peace-time white & balloons supporting the Homeward Bound Pennant
9 Dec 1945

United States
16 Jan 1946

United States
20 Jan 1946

United States
22 Jan 1946

Photo(s) dated 22 Jan 1946
Battleship Massachusetts underway at 6 knots in Puget Sound, Washington, United States after her final overhaul, 22 Jan 1946
26 Jan 1946

United States
  • USS Shamrock Bay arrived at Seattle, Washington, United States, bringing back US servicemen from Pacific bases. ww2dbase [Shamrock Bay | Seattle, Washington | CPC]
15 Feb 1946

United States
  • While at Tacoma undergoing her deactivation overhaul, Commander Paul Griggs relieved Captain McClure as commanding officer of USS Bogue. ww2dbase [Bogue | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
24 Feb 1946

United States
15 Apr 1946

United States
19 Apr 1946

United States
4 Nov 1946

United States
30 Nov 1946

United States
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue was place out of commission at Tacoma, Washington and placed in the Reserve Fleet. ww2dbase [Bogue | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
27 Dec 1946

United States
9 Jan 1947

United States Photo(s) dated 9 Jan 1947
USS Bunker Hill, USS Bon Homme Richard, USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Indiana, and USS Alabama at Pier 92, Seattle, Washington, United States, 9 Jan 1947
3 Apr 1947

United States
23 Apr 1947

United States
23 Apr 1948

Photo(s) dated 23 Apr 1948
USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Yorktown, USS Lexington, USS Bunker Hill, and and USS Bon Homme Richard at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States, 23 Apr 1948; note several battleships in background at left
9 Nov 1948

Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1948
Pensacola in Puget Sound, en route for disposal as target, 9 Nov 1948
22 Apr 1949

Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1949
USS Essex undergoing modernization at drydock no. 5 of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 22 Apr 1949; seen in US Navy Naval Aviation News Aug 1949
12 Jan 1950

United States
31 Jan 1952

United States
  • USS Ticonderoga was recommissioned for the voyage from Bremerton, Washington, United States to New York Naval Shipyard, New York, United States. Captain Paul Wesley Watson was named her commanding officer. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
2 Apr 1952

United States
  • Commander Arthur Turn Decker was named the commanding officer of USS Ticonderoga to prepare her for decommission. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
20 Feb 1953

United States
1 Sep 1953

United States
4 Mar 1954

Photo(s) dated 4 Mar 1954
USS Hancock off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 4 Mar 1954
28 Apr 1954

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1954
USS Hancock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 28 Apr 1954
15 Sep 1954

United States
9 Feb 1955

Photo(s) dated 9 Feb 1955
USS Shangri-La underway off the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 9 Feb 1955
21 Mar 1955

United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) placed in commission in reserve at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States where she was to receive extensive modifications, most significantly an angled flight deck to increase her capabilities for handling jet aircraft. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
24 Mar 1955

Photo(s) dated 24 Mar 1955
USS Shangri-La underway in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 24 Mar 1955
14 Oct 1955

United States
3 Feb 1958

United States
  • USS Saint Paul departed Seattle, Washington, United States for Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Saint Paul | Seattle, Washington | CPC]
25 Jun 1960

United States
  • While part of the Reserve Fleet, the former escort carrier Bogue was sold for scrap and broken up a short time later. ww2dbase [Bogue | Tacoma, Washington | DS]
1 Jun 1962

United States
  • Battleship Alabama was struck from the US Naval Register while at Seattle, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Alabama | Seattle, Washington | CPC]
11 Jun 1964

United States
  • Battleship Alabama was named a museum ship while at Seattle, Washington, United States ww2dbase [Alabama | Seattle, Washington | CPC]
16 Jun 1964

United States
  • Battleship Alabama was turned over to the government of the state of Alabama, United States while at Seattle, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Alabama | Seattle, Washington | CPC]
7 Jul 1964

United States
  • The government of the state of Alabama, United States ceremonially took over ownership of battleship Alabama at Seattle, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Alabama | Seattle, Washington | CPC]
8 Sep 1969

United States
17 Dec 1969

United States
15 Jan 1970

United States
1 Feb 1971

United States
30 Apr 1971

United States
1 Dec 1971

United States
  • Submarine USS Bowfin was decommissioned for the last time and struck from the Navy list. ww2dbase [Bowfin | Seattle, Washington | DS]
1 Jun 2007

United States
22 Feb 2014

United States
  • The Hirabayashi family donated Gordon Hirabayashi's Presidential Medal of Freedom to the University of Washington Library Special Collections in Seattle, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Gordon Hirabayashi | Seattle, Washington | CPC]

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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