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  • Equipment
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  • Vietnam Conflict 1962-1975
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  • U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

Seabee Historical Photographs 

The links to historical photographs below will connect you to a non-government photo sharing site.  If you are experiencing difficulty downloading the imagery, we recommend using a non-NMCI or non-government computer to access the imagery.

Photograph of bulldozer with improvised 55-gallon drum, Walsworth photo, WWII
After a Japanese bomb nearly demolished this tractor on Munda, the 73rd Seabees made a radiator for it from a fuel drum and a few pieces of 1 1/4 inch pipe.

The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum’s archival collection consists of approximately 1 million photographs. The images in the collection consist of black and white and color photographs, slides, negatives, and glass lantern slides to recent born-digital images. The collection represents the history of the United States Navy Seabees and Civil Engineer Corps and covers all major conflicts including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War era, the Persian Gulf War to current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.


CBC Davisville

CBC Gulfport

CBC Port Hueneme

Naval Base Ventura County

Cold War


Operation Deep Freeze

Spanish Bases


Amphibious Operations

Under-the-Sea Bees


Pontoons in Action

Seabee Ingenuity

Seabee Power

World War II Seabee Equipment


70th Seabee Anniversary

Global War on Terror

Seabees in Afghanistan


Amphibious Construction Battalions

Construction Battalion Detachments

Construction Battalion Maintenance Units

Construction Battalion Units

Miscellaneous Logos

Naval Construction Battalions

Naval Construction Brigades

Naval Construction Regiments

Naval Mobile Construction Battalions

Pontoon Assembly Detachments

Special Naval Construction Battalions

Underwater Construction Teams


Chiefs of Bureau of Yards and Docks and NAVFAC

Force Master Chiefs

Our Heroes

Seabees at Work

Who Wears Short-Shorts?

Pre-World War II

Main Navy 1917


World War II

55-Gallon Drum


Iwo Jima

Recruiting Comic Book

Seabees in Normandy 
Seabees in Color

The Fighting Seabees Movie


World War II Advertisements

World War II Seabee Equipment

World War II Training


Khe Sanh

Seabees in Vietnam

Seabee Teams






Published: Tue May 28 16:46:02 EDT 2024