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American and British Sailors at the opening of the U.S. Sailor's Club at the U.S. Naval Base

American Library Association - European - French - Trompeloup near Pauillac. Reading room at Naval Base

American Library Association - European - French - Trompeloup near Pauillac. Reading room at Naval Base

Letter. U.S. Naval Base #27 to Red Cross Headquarters, London

A few of the boys for summer school, arriving at Naval Training Station, Naval Base, Hampton Roads, Va., July 14, 1920

Wife of a Portuguese farmer who works part-time at a Naval base. Near Tiverton, Rhode Island

Wife of a Portuguese farmer who works part-time at a Naval base. Near Tiverton, Rhode Island

Bayamon, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Men waiting at 5:30 in the morning to be taken to work at the Naval base. Most transportation is by bus and public car

Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Family of a worker who has been employed at the Naval base

Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Men coming home from work at the Naval base

Bayamon, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Men waiting at 5:30 in the morning to be taken to work at the Naval base. Most transportation is by bus and public car

Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Defense workers employed at the Naval base

Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Defense workers employed at the Naval base

Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Living quarters of defense workers employed at the Naval base

Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Men coming home from work at the Naval base

Bayamon, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Men waiting at 5:30 in the morning to be taken to work at the Naval base. Most transportation is by bus and public car

Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Defense workers employed at the Naval base resting in their living quarters

Bayamon, Puerto Rico (vicinity). Men waiting at 5:30 in the morning to be taken to work at the Naval base. Most transportation is by bus and public car

Joseph and Edith Susnir and RADM Stanley J. Anderson, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, prepare to cut the ribbon during ceremonies to mark the opening of the shoreside visitors center for the new USS ARIZONA Memorial Museum

Photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (H.R. 6127) in His Office at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island

Photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1957 (H.R. 6127) in His Office at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island

Photograph of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus and Arkansas Congressman Brooks Hays at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island, following a Two Hour Conference on the Little Rock School Integration Controversy

Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus Besieged by Newsmen following His Two Hour Conference with President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Naval Base in Newport, Rhode Island

Sailors remove a rat guard from a mooring line as the aircraft carrier USS AMERICA (CV 66) prepares to leave port

A crewman gives his girl one last embrace before departing to participate in exercise Unitas XX

A crewman spends a few moments with his family before departing to participate in exercise Unitas XX

A crewman spends a few moments ashore with his family before departing to participate in exercise Unitas XX

An aerial view, which includes part of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, left, part of the city of Olongapo and the bridge that is built over the canal to join the two communities

An aerial view of the chiefs' club next to the enlisted men's dining facility, upper right

An aerial view which includes part of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, the city of Olongapo, bottom right, and the bridge that is built over the canal to join the two communities

An aerial view of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, right, and, on the other side of the canal, the city of Olongapo

An aerial view of the motor pool and adjacent trailer park

A view of the Naval Base, Subic Bay, with the city of Olongapo in the background. The ships docked at the pier in the foreground are, from right: the oiler USNS HASSAYAMPA (T-AO-145), the guided missile cruiser USS STERETT (CG-31), the guided missile destroyer USS HENRY B. WILSON (DDG-7) and the guided missile cruiser WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (CG-32)

An aerial view of the city of Olongapo with the bridge leading to the U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, which is partially visible at bottom right

An aerial view which includes part of the U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, left and foreground, part of the city of Olongapo and also the bridge that is built over the canal to join the two communities

An aerial view of the enlisted men's dining facility, center, and the surrounding buildings

An aerial view of the city of Olongapo. The bridge that leads to the Naval Base, Subic Bay, is visible at bottom right

An aerial view of the chiefs' club next to the enlisted men's dining facility, upper right

RDML James D. Williams, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, Wash., speaks during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS ANTRIM (FFG-20)

Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Guests attending the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center are (L-R): CAPT. W. Begg, Chaplain Corps; former Secretary of the Navy E. Hidalgo; Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and surgery and surgeon general of the Navy; Rear Adm. Garrick, U.S. Naval Reserve (Reg.), deputy counselor to the president and representing the secretary of the Navy; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Former Secretary of the Navy Edward Hidalgo speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Vice Adm. J. William Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy; Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center.

Vice Adm. J.W. Cox, chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and surgeon general of the Navy, speaks during the ground breaking ceremony for the new Naval Regional Medical Center. Seated behind him are (L-R): Rear Adm. Eustine P. Rucci, commanding officer, Naval Regional Medical Center; Rear Adm. P. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego; Cmdr. M. Hopper, officer in charge of construction, Western Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Capt. C.C. Atkins, director of clinical services, Naval Regional Medical Center

Guests on the speakers platform pay honor to the flag during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19). The guests are: Rear Admiral P. T. Gillcrist (at the podium), commander, Naval Base, San Diego; (left to right) Captain D. Kalb, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair; L. Thorell, vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards; Congressman Dan Lungren (R-California), and Captain E. Russell, commander, Destroyer Squadron Nine

Congressman Dan Lungren (R-California) speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19). Seated behind him, third from left, is Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillcrist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego, California

Commander Alan W. Swinger, prospective commanding officer, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19). Seated behind him (far left) is Rear Admiral Paul T. Gillerist, commander, Naval Base, San Diego, California, and Len Thorell, (far right) Vice President and General Manager of Todd Pacific Shipyards

RADM Stanley J. Anderson, commander, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, stands with Edith Susnir, an honored guest, during a memorial service aboard the USS ARIZONA Memorial commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor

A starboard bow view of the submarine tender USS HOLLAND (AS-32) returning from Holy Loch, Scotland

The crew of the submarine tender USS HOLLAND (AS-32) man the rails as they return from Holy Loch, Scotland

A band dressed in traditional Scottish uniforms awaits the return of the submarine tender USS HOLLAND (AS-32) from Holy Loch, Scotland

Family, friends and well-wishers welcome the submarine tender USS HOLLAND (AS-32) back from Holy Loch, Scotland

ADM James D. Watkins, chief of naval operations, speaks at the commissioning ceremony of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HOUSTON (SSN 713). (Substandard image)

Commander (CDR James W. Orvis, commanding officer, presents a ribbon to a crewman during the commissioning of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37). Seated left, is Commodore (CMDR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle

Distinguished guests are seated on the speakers platform during the commissioning of the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37). Commodore (CMDR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, is seated third from right

Commodore (CDMR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, and his wife are escorted to their seats by Commander (CDR) James W. Orvis, commanding officer, prior to the start of the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37)

Commodore (CDMR) Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the Oliver Hazard Perry class guided missile frigate USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37)

Commodore E. Inman Carmichael, Commander, Naval Base, San Diego, California, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS JARRETT (FFG 33)

A Soviet merchant ship transits the lower part of Guantanamo Bay (location of the US Naval Base) while heading to Cuban ports in the upper bay

(Left to right) Commodore Theodore E. Lewin, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Mrs. William David Halyburton, sponsor; Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, deputy commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; Commander Robert K. Peters, commanding officer, USS HALYBURTON;and John T. Gilbride Jr., vice president and general manager, Todd Pacific Shipyards Corps. (second from right), attend the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40)

Commodore Theodore E. Lewin, Commander, Naval Base, Seattle, Washington, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS HALYBURTON (FFG 40)

An aerial view of Commander Naval Forces Japan/Commander Fleet Activities headquarters and Yokosuka Administration Building

Lieutenant Pedene, Mrs. Hawaii 1984, speaks during a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the chief petty officers club

Commander C. A. Bell, executive officer of Naval Station Pearl Harbor, speaks during a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the officers club

Captain Paul O'Connor, chief of staff for Commander Naval Base Pearl Harbor, and his wife attend a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the officers club

Lieutenant Pedene, Mrs. Hawaii 1984, speaks with Pacific Fleet MASTER CHIEF George during a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the petty officers club

Captain Willard E. Siepel, chief of staff for Commander, Naval Surface Group Mid-Pacific, and his wife attend a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the officers club

Vice Admiral Thomas R. Kinnebrew, deputy and chief of staff, Pacific Fleet, and his wife attend a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the officers club

Vice Admiral Thomas R. Kinnebrew, deputy and chief of staff, Pacific Fleet, speaks during a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the officers club

Mrs. Diane Cedlacek displays a military wife T-shirt on sale during Military Spouse Day

Military personnel and their dependents attend a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the chief petty officers club

Rear Admiral Conrad J. Rorie, commander, Naval Surface Group Mid-Pacific, and his wife attend a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the officers club

Lieutenant Pedene, Mrs. Hawaii 1984, speaks during a Military Spouse Day luncheon at the petty officers club

An aerial view of Naval Base, San Diego, California

Aerial view of the flight control tower building, with a recently replaced roof

Aerial view of buildings with recently replaced roofs

An aerial view of Naval Base, San Diego, California

Aerial view of buildings with recently replaced roofs

An aerial view of Naval Base, San Diego

Members of Mine Group Two, Mine Division 125, assemble a Mark 55 mine

Dependents stand on the pier waiting to board the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) for a six-hour cruise to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

Dependents aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) for the family cruise between Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, and Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

Crewmen aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) fill balloons for dependent children during a cruise from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

A seaman aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) uses binoculars to check visibility during a dependen'ts cruise between Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, and Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. He is using a sound-powered telephone to relay information to the pilot house

Dependents talk to a Marine aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) during a cruise from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. He is explaining the function of nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) protective gear

Dependents talk to a Marine aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) during a cruise from Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, to Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Weapons visible on the deck are M14 and M16A1 rifles, foreground, a 12-gauge shotgun and an M60 machine gun

Crewmen stand along a rail aboard the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61). The IOWA is on a family cruise between Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Virginia, and Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia

CAPT. Joseph F. Brennan addresses guests at the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52). Other dignitaries attending are, from the left: Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance Jr, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force; Jack Yusen, " SAMUEL B. ROBERTS" Survivors Association; and Sponsor Goldie Carr Bensilhe

(Left to Right) Rear Admiral George W. Davis Jr., commander, Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet; Rear Admiral Laverne S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, and Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet, salute the flag during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52)

Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic fleet, addresses guests at the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52). Standing to his left are: John T. Gilbride Jr., Todd Seattle; Jack Yusen, SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DD-413) Survivors Association; Goldier Carr Bensilhe, sponsor; Capt. Joseph F. Brennan, chaplain, Naval Base, Seattle; and Cmdr. Robert J. Horne, commanding officer

Officers salute during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52). (Left to right) Rear Admiral G. Davis Jr., commander Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet; Rear Admiral Laverne Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Commodore D. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force, US Atlantic Fleet; J. Gilbride Jr., Mr. J. Yusen, Mrs. G. Carr Bensilhe, sponsor; Captain J. Brennan, Chaplain Corps, Naval Base, Seattle, and Commander Robert J. Horne, commanding officer, USS CARR

CMDR. Robert J. Horne, commanding officer of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52), addresses guests during the ship's commissioning. Seated in the background are, from the left: Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance Jr., commander, Naval Base, Seattle; Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force; Mr. John T. Gilbride Jr., Todd Seattle and Capt. Joseph F. Brennan, chaplain, Naval Base, Seattle

(Left to right) Mr. Jack Yusen of the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DE 413) Survivors Association; Mrs. Goldie Carr Bensilhe, sponsor; and Captain Joseph F. Brennan, Chaplain Corps, Naval Base, Seattle, are seated on the speakers platform during the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52) at Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp

Rear Admiral Laverne S. Severance, commander, Naval Base, Seattle, speaks during the commissioning ceremony for the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG 52) at the Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp

Rear Adm. Laverne S. Severance Jr., commander, Naval Base, Seattle, addresses guests at the commissioning of the guided missile frigate USS CARR (FFG-52). Other dignitaries attending are, from the left: Commodore David F. Chandler, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force; John T. Gilbride Jr., Todd Seattle; Jack Yusen, "SAMUEL B. ROBERTS" Survivors Association; Sponsor Goldie Carr Bensilhe; Capt. J. F. Brennan, chaplain, Naval Base, Seattle; and Cmdr. R. J. Horne, commanding officer

A starboard quarter view of the battleship USS IOWA (BB 61) decorated with Christmas lights at Pier 11

A postal worker carries bags of mail with him as he steps out the door of a cargo aircraft

Navy personnel pick up their mail during mail call at the fleet branch post office

A happy face flag flies over the fleet branch post office to inform civilian and Navy personnel that mail call is in progress

A postal worker helps a sailor retrieve his mail at the fleet branch post office