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March 28, 1964 - Alaska


330-PSA-75-64 (USN 1093135):  U.S. Navy Seabees load their tools and equipment aboard aircraft at Point Mugu, California, as they prepare to depart for Alaska.  The group, consisting of 152 men from Mobile Construction Battalion Nine, is composed of electrical and utilities specialists.  They will help restore these essential services to parts of Alaska that suffered such severe damages in the recent earthquakes and tidal waves.  Other Navy planes have been carrying shipments of food, clothes, portable generators, heating units, and living supplies to the people of Alaska.  Photograph released March 31, 1964.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PSA-75-64 (USN 1093135): U.S. Navy Seabees load their tools and equipment aboard aircraft at Point Mugu, California, as they prepare to depart for Alaska. The group, consisting of 152 men from Mobile Construction Battalion Nine, is composed of electrical and utilities specialists. They will help restore these essential services to parts of Alaska that suffered such severe damages in the recent earthquakes and tidal waves. Other Navy planes have been carrying shipments of food, clothes, portable generators, heating units, and living supplies to the people of Alaska. Photograph released March 31, 1964. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

Within five hours of a devastating earthquake and resulting tidal wave, USS Salisbury Sound (AVS-13) deaprted from U.S. Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Washington, to assist.  P-3A Orion and C-54 Skymaster aircraft from Moffett Field, California, also helped in the efforts.   The operation lasted 14 days.  The tender also provided power and heat to the severrely damaged Naval Station at Kodiak.   U.S. Navy Seabees, Mobile Construction Battalion Nine, from Point Mugu, California, also provided assistance. 


330-PSA-75-64 (USN 1093134):  U.S. Navy Construction Specialists and Technicians departed Point Mugu, California, to help restore communication facilities and utilities to earthquake and tidal wave savaged Alaska.  One hundred and fifty-two of the famed “Seabees” were loaded aboard three Navy transport planes and flown to Kodiak.  Note, Seabee insignia on the seabag.  Photograph released March 31, 1964.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 330-PSA-75-64 (USN 1093134): U.S. Navy Construction Specialists and Technicians departed Point Mugu, California, to help restore communication facilities and utilities to earthquake and tidal wave savaged Alaska. One hundred and fifty-two of the famed “Seabees” were loaded aboard three Navy transport planes and flown to Kodiak. Note, Seabee insignia on the seabag. Photograph released March 31, 1964. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

L45-250.06.01:  USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13), port view, 1967.   NHHC Photograph Collection.
Caption: L45-250.06.01: USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13), port view, 1967. NHHC Photograph Collection.
Published: Thu Apr 23 11:59:11 EDT 2020