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This Week in Seabee History (November 15-21)

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees working at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, while an aircraft lands. Beginning in 1955, Seabees began deploying yearly to the continent of Antarctica. As participants in Operation Deep Freeze, their mission was to build and expand scientific bases located on the frozen continent. The first “wintering over” party included 200 …

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This Week in Seabee History: November 1 – 7

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Operation Deep Freeze II Seabees prepare an amphibious tracker supply convoy for a trip from Little America to South Pole Station, 6 November 1956. (Coutesy of Naval History and Heritage Command) November 1 1943: Aviation, Construction, Ordnance, Repair, Navy (ACORN) 15 arrived at Noumea, New Caledonia. ACORNs were advanced …

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This Week in Seabee History: October 25 – 31

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Correspondence from LCDR Anderson to Admiral Moreell telling him of Sea Bee Paule’s birth and naming, 31 October 1944. “I believe that you may have heard of the little French baby girl at whose birth I arrived while serving with the Eighty First Construction Battalion in Norwaudie. The enclosed …

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This Week in Seabee History: October 18 – 24

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph of the first Chief Petty Officers of the Seabees at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, January 1942. In October 1941, the first Chief Petty Officers were reassigned from the fleet into the newly created Headquarters Construction Companies, the predecessor to the Construction Battalions. After December 7, 1941, these units …

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This Week in Seabee History (October 11 – 17)

Seabee Teams

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees cross train in the skills of their colleagues and prepare for deployment with Seabee Technical Assistant Teams (STAT), later called Seabee Teams. These teams consisted of men specially selected from Naval Mobile Construction Battalions to provide direct technical assistance to friendly nations throughout the world. The teams proved …

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This Week in Seabee History: October 4 – 10

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command Seabees with the 31st Naval Construction Battalion building a road on the side of Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) October 4 1942: 29th NCB commissioned at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia. 1966: NMCB 71 was recommissioned at Davisville, Rhode Island, and assigned to the 21st Naval …

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