Category Archives: San Francisco Bay

U.S. Military to Recruit at San Francisco’s Gay Pride Festival

Iron in War was on vacation last week, but there was a curious and important development in civilian – military relations in San Francisco: the military showed up at the Gay Pride parade and celebration. From an article written before … Continue reading

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U.S. Pacific Fleet lights up San Francisco Bay at Night, 1920s

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Periscope Photographs of San Francisco Bay

Over at SFGate, Peter Hartlaub has discovered a series of photographs taken from the periscope of the U.S.S. Catfish (SS-339) of San Francisco. Catfish, a Balao-class submarine, was built by Electric Boat of Groton, Connecticut in 1944. Catfish conducted a … Continue reading

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USS Spence and Hunters Point

The U.S. naval history blog Naval Warfare has an new entry up on USS Spence, a Fletcher-class destroyer. Spence participated in the several noted battles and campaigns, including the Solomon Islands campaign and the Battle of the Philippine Sea, as … Continue reading

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San Francisco Public Library Photo Archives

The San Francisco Public Library maintains an impressive collection of historical imagery of the City and the Bay Area. The searchable collection features hundreds of photos of the military, and anti-military and nuclear protests, from the interwar period to the … Continue reading

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