First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific
California State Historic Landmark 751
#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.
Entrance to Mare Island Naval Shipyard, main gate, SW corner of Tennessee St and Mare Island Way, Vallejo.
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