Port Chicago Naval Magazine

Port Chicago Naval Magazine (HM2IVZ)

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N 38° 3.444', W 122° 1.812'

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For more than a half-century, Port Chicago Naval Magazine has been a major port for the shipment of munitions to U.S. forces serving overseas. The Navy created the munitions-loading complex next to the town of Port Chicago as an annex to the Mare Island Naval Yard in Vallejo.
The first ship pulled up to the new 1,260 foot-long dock in December, 1942, and the job of loading munitions for the Pacific campaign began.
Following World War II, Port Chicago Naval Magazine became the major ordnance shipping center on the West Coast. Through here passed much of the ordnance used in Korea, Vietnam and Persian Gulf War I. Though storage on the site has ceased, the shipment of munitions through the base continues today.

1944 Pier One
Photograph of Port Chicago Naval Magazine in 1944. The town of Port Chicago is to the top right.
The docks here could - and still can - accommodate the largest ammunition carriers in the world.
Year Placed2019
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Date Added Thursday, July 18th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 585080 N 4212627
Decimal Degrees38.05740000, -122.03020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 3.444', W 122° 1.812'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 3' 26.64" N, 122° 1' 48.72" W
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