Category Archives: U.S. Navy

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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U.S. Navy Martin XPB2M-1 Mars flying over the Golden Gate Bridge, 1945

Credit: @naugusta

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Nuclear Decontamination at Hunter’s Point, San Francisco

Attempted decontamination of a radioactive ship from Operation Crossroads. Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, 1947. Credit: @wellerstein

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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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