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First US Navy Hospital in the Pacific
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 38° 06.586 W 122° 15.849
10S E 564509 N 4218249
Quick Description: Mare Island had the Navy's first hospital in the Pacific.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2013 10:09:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMJF0X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
First U.S. Naval Station
in the Pacific
Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854 by the then Commander David G. Farragut USN, site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, USN

Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, hospital, Marine barracks, cemetery, chapel, and radio station in the Pacific.

California Registered Historical Landmark
No. 751

Plaque placed by the State Park Commission in cooperation with the Solano County Historical Society, December 18, 1960.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 9/16/1854

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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