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Mare Island Naval Shipyard, East of Nave Drive, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

Mare Island Naval Shipyard, East of Nave Drive, Vallejo, Solano County, CA

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Significance: The Mare Island Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its significance under National Register criteria A, C, and D, in the areas of military history, industry, architecture, engineering, and historic archeology. The period of significance extended from 1854, when the shipyard was founded, to 1945, the end of World War II. Briefly, Mare Island was the first Navy yard on the West Coast and was at the forefront of ship construction and repair on the Pacific Ocean from the 1850s through World War II. In addition to its shipyard function, Mare Island was also home to an important Naval Hospital, Marine Corps detachment, and ammunition depot, and includes a very substantial stock of historic housing. It is arguably the most important Navy facility on the West Coast and was listed in the National Register at the national level of significance.
Survey number: HABS CA-1543
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 75002103



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