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  • Theater of Operations--Pacific
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  • Theater of Operations--Atlantic
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  • Primary Source Document
  • Publication
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
File Formats
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)
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  • U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

World War II Cruisebooks - Seabees 

Walsworth image of pacific base development, WWII
Cofferdam for ramp at seaplane base. Concrete slabs being cast in background. Temporary ramp at right. Repair hangar in right background. Ten 5,000 gallon aviation gasoline tanks are being buried in the hillside to the rear.

U.S. Navy Seabee Cruisebooks are unofficial pictorial publications that document the daily life and deployment of a Seabee unit. Creating cruisebooks is an old tradition of the U.S. Navy which dates back to the late 1800s. The newly formed U.S. Navy Seabees continued this tradition shortly after their creation at the beginning of World War II. The U.S. Navy Seabee Museum has digitized its large collection of cruisebooks in order to make them available to our patrons and community.

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Published: Thu Oct 21 16:44:32 EDT 2021