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This Week in Seabee History: June 28 – July 4

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command This World War II-era advertisement showcased the Seabees’ rhino ferry. It was a huge barge constructed from pontoons with two propelling units. In the first 10 days of the invasion of Normandy, 85 percent of all vehicular equipment was transported to shore using the rhino ferry. It was critical …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 21 – 27

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command On June 25, 1969, Seabee Team 13304 becomes the first Seabee Team sent to Moen Island, Truk in the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) in support of US civic action efforts. Under an agreement between the Secretaries of the Interior and Defense, and at the specific request …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 14 – 20

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command 19 June 1968 – NMCB 58’s main body redeployed from Hoi An to Camp Haskins North, RVN. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) June 9-25 1952: Operation Crippled Chick One of the most incredible Seabee feats of the Korean War took place on the small island of …

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This Week in Seabee History: June 7 – 13

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command USS Robert Stethem (DDG-63), named in honor of Steelworker 2nd Class Robert Stethem, circa 1995. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) June 7 2008: Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 and Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers from the 546th Engineer Construction Battalion carried …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 31 – June 6

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command During the Normandy invasion in World War II, Seabees with the 111th Naval Construction Battalion unload heavy equipment from a Rhino ferry, June 1944. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum) May 31 May 31-June 4, 1942: 10th NCB commissioned at Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Camp Allen, Norfolk, …

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This Week in Seabee History: May 24 – 30

This week in seabee history

Consolidated by U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, Naval History and Heritage Command In 1963, Seabee Teams were sent to Thailand to assist in the Royal Thai Government’s Accelerated Rural Development Program. In the northern provinces these diversified units taught and advised local Thais in an effort to help them form the cadre of essential rural public works organizations. Three years of …

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