African-Americans and the U.S. Navy
World War II Activities in the United States
Training at Hampton Institute



Hampton Institute, a college located at Hampton, Virginia, served as a training center for African-American Navy enlisted personnel during World War II. This page features views of training activities there.

For other pictorial coverage of African-Americans during World War II, see African Americans and the U.S. Navy - World War II

For pictorial coverage of other eras African Americans and the U.S. Navy

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Photo #: 80-G-294893

Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia


Sailors hoist the engine from a 35-foot motor boat, while in training at Hampton Institute during World War II.
This photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 13 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294899

Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia


Sailors painting and tightening bolts on a landing craft, while in training at Hampton Institute during World War II.
This boat appears to be a LCV type.
This photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 13 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 85KB; 740 x 600

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294894

Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia


Sailors underway in a motor launch, while in training at Hampton Institute during World War II.
A waterfront "Peninsula Oil Company" fuel facility is in the background, beyond the boat's Coxwain.
Note location of bell on this launch, and awning rigged to provide shade over the engine.
This photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 13 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 87KB; 740 x 605

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294902

Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia


Sailors drilling in a metal lifeboat, while in training at Hampton Institute during World War II.
Note orientation markings on the boat's hull and ropes for controlling the rudder.
This photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 13 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 105KB; 740 x 595

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-294900

Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia


Sailors study small craft & automotive electrical systems, while in training at Hampton Institute during World War II.
Note display board of electrical components and circuitry.
This photograph was received by the Naval Photographic Science Laboratory on 13 January 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 610

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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