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World War II Cruisebooks - Seabees 


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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:Tue Jan 03 15:48:40 EST 2017