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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 LangleyDestroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, 19 Sep 1918. Note the World War I style Dazzle paint scheme in the British style.
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 LangleyDestroyer USS Ward off Mare Island, California, 19 Sep 1918. Note the World War I style Dazzle paint scheme in the British style.
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
S-46 departing Guantanamo, Cuba for Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, Apr 1927Chicago being prepared for launching, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 Apr 1930
S-46 departing Guantanamo, Cuba for Mare Island Navy Yard, CA, Apr 1927Chicago being prepared for launching, at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 8 Apr 1930
Chicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, Apr 1931Destroyers Smith and Preston under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Jul 1935
Chicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, Apr 1931Destroyers Smith and Preston under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 1 Jul 1935
Submarine Pompano and destroyer Henley under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Apr 1936Smith and Preston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 21 Sep 1936
Submarine Pompano and destroyer Henley under construction at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 16 Apr 1936Smith and Preston at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 21 Sep 1936
PrestonHenley ready for launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1937; note Preston partially visible through the crane rails, at right
Preston's ship data plaque, photographed at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, circa 1937Henley ready for launching, Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 12 Jan 1937; note Preston partially visible through the crane rails, at right
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
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
Henley 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
Henley 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
Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 3 of 3Submarine USS Swordfish shortly after launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Apr 1939
Henley in San Pablo Bay, near the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, United States, 5 Oct 1937, photo 3 of 3Submarine USS Swordfish shortly after launching at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 1 Apr 1939

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