Port Hueneme SeaBee Base (Part of Naval Base Ventura County)
Posted by: Groovy
N 34° 09.748 W 119° 12.160
11S E 296957 N 3782362
Quick Description: Port Hueneme U.S. Navy SeaBee training center and Naval Construction Battalion headquarters.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/18/2005 7:47:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM529
First built as a temporary depot in the early days of World War II, the Construction Battalion Center at Port Hueneme is a veteran of that war. The base was originally established to train, stage, and supply the newly created Seabees. In 1941 as the United States entered World War II Point Mugu also became a training area for the Seabees. The Seabees put down a section of Marston Mat runway that would become Point Mugu’s first airstrip. The Port Hueneme base was officially established and began operating May 18, 1942 as the Advance Base Depot. In 1945 the Advance Base Depot was renamed the Naval Construction Battalion Center.
When the Korean War came in 1950, Port Hueneme was ready to serve the Navy again. Almost all of the Navy construction equipment and supplies for that war were routed through the base.
At Port Hueneme the deep water port is one of the few military ports on the West Coast. Port Hueneme has more than 300 acres of lay-down space and 16 miles of railroad with portside access.
Era: WW II
Currently there are approximately 15,000 active duty Navy, Airforce, and Army working on this base.
Related web site: Not listed