Early Naval Construction

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Title

Early Naval Construction

Description

These photos represent the earliest known images of the first construction efforts by the Navy in the early 1940's. They show the early tent structures, some of which became permanent residences, but many of which were replaced by the barracks and officers quarters.

Several pictures are aerials, showing ships in the harbor and the few completed buildings. There's also a simple but wonderful shot of a bucket of broken coral at low tide. This bucket was likely washed in from the outer ocean, or left by previous visitors.

Creator

US Navy

Source

National Archives

Date

1940-02

Rights

Public domain

Format

Photo

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Original Format

Photo

Collection

Citation

US Navy, “Early Naval Construction ,” Palmyra Archive, accessed November 22, 2019, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/127.