First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific

California State Historic Landmark 751

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location.

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#751 First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific
Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854 by the then commander David G. Farragut, USN. Site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, USN.
Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, hospital, Marine barracks, cemetery, chapel, and radio station in the Pacific.

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Entrance to Mare Island Naval Shipyard, main gate, SW corner of Tennessee St and Mare Island Way, Vallejo.

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