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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 LangleyBattleship USS Oregon in drydock at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, Sep 1917.
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 LangleyBattleship USS Oregon in drydock at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, Sep 1917.
Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919Close-up of S-46
Launch of USS California at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1919Close-up of S-46's conning tower, Mare Island Navy Yard, circa 1920s
R-3, R-2, R-1, and five other R-class submarines in dry dock at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, early 1920sSubmarines R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-7, R-8, and R-10 in Dry Dock #2 of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 8 May to 10 Jun 1922
R-3, R-2, R-1, and five other R-class submarines in dry dock at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, early 1920sSubmarines R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-7, R-8, and R-10 in Dry Dock #2 of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 8 May to 10 Jun 1922
Chicago being prepared for launching, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 Apr 1930Chicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, Apr 1931
Chicago being prepared for launching, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 Apr 1930Chicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, Apr 1931
Destroyers Smith and Preston under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Jul 1935Submarine Pompano and destroyer Henley under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Apr 1936
Destroyers Smith and Preston under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Jul 1935Submarine Pompano and destroyer Henley under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Apr 1936
Smith and Preston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 21 Sep 1936Preston
Smith and Preston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 21 Sep 1936Preston's ship data plaque, photographed at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, circa 1937
Henley ready for launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1937; note Preston partially visible through the crane rails, at rightHenley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 2
Henley ready for launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1937; note Preston partially visible through the crane rails, at rightHenley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 2
Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 2Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 3
Henley at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 2Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 1 of 3
Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 3Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 3 of 3
Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 2 of 3Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 3 of 3
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
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

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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944