Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Portal Gantry Crane No. 42, Pier 5, Farragut Avenue, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Portal Gantry Crane No. 42, Pier 5, Farragut Avenue, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall514x640
  • save_altMedium822x1024
  • save_altLarge1284x1600
  • save_altOriginal3081x3840
  • photo_size_select_largeUpscale 2x6162x7680


Significance: Is it a contributing member of the industrial yard designated as a National Historic Landmark District. As 1 of 15 original portal gantry cranes at PSNS that served the U.S. Navy fleet, this crane represents a pivotal moment in America's response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Because it was uniquely equipped to accommodate the largest members of the fleet, and especially those returning from the assault at Pearl harbor, the shipyard played a central role in the Navy's response to Japanese forces. One the 6 U.S. vessels that survived the Pearl Harbor attack, 5 were taken to PSNS for repairs. The role of the shipyard in reviving damaged ships, and building and outfitting new ones was key to the Allied victory in the Pacific during WWII. In addition, unlike most naval shipyards, nearly all of the major ship repair and ship building facilities at the PSNS are served by an interconnected system of rail track on which the cranes travel, providing greater flexibility in the distribution and arrangement of the cranes.
Survey number: HAER WA-116-F
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 92001883



Historic American Engineering Record, creator




Library of Congress

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted.



Exploreportal gantry crane

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive,, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress,

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020