Collection photo # UA 56.02.01 - aerial of Naval Ammunition Depot, St. Juliens Creek, VA - showing "HI-X' markers
Collection of approximately 30 b/w photos related to the naval base, including aerials (1933), base buildings (1962), and ordinance production and shipment (circa 1920s to 1960s). Also included are several images of the US Ammunition Depot buildings at the Norfolk Navy Yard, VA, 1928. The building numbers are listed on each image. A canvas bound book with images of projectile powder boxes, including the following designations: Mk I-Mod. II, Mk II, Mk III, Mk III Mod. I, Mk IV, Mk V, Mk V-Mod I, & Mk VI are all dated from 1919.
St. Juliens Creek Annex began operations as a Naval facility in 1849. Past operations at SJCA have included general ordnance operations involving wartime transfer of ammunitions to various other US Naval facilities throughout the United States and abroad. In 1898, the facility was equipped for assembling ammunition, and until 1970, supplied ammunition to the fleet in addition to loading, assembling, issuing, and receiving naval gun ammunition, and conducting experimental and test loading for new ammunition. In addition, the annex has been involved in specific ordnance operations and processes including those involving black powder operations, smokeless powder operations, projectile loading operations, mine loading, tracer mixing, testing operations, and decontamination operations.