Category Archives: Mare Island Naval Shipyard

Are there nuclear weapons in the Bay Area? Yes

The Center for Arms Control and Proliferation has a new Google Earth-based map locating nuclear weapons in the United States. “Are There Nuclear Weapons In Your Neighborhood” lists one site in the SF Bay Area: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which … Continue reading

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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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