These 27 fantastic Photos of U.S. Navy Boot Camps date from the 1900's to and including 1945 and are all from a retired U. S. Navy Submarine Serviceman. Seven of these photos are of Camp Sampson, New York, which he visited in 1981.
This serviceman was a U.S. Submarine Veteran, WWII Lehigh Valley Chapter at 1710 Elm Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania. This Chapter contacted the U.S. Naval Historical Center in 1981 and received these authorized photos released of the different Boot Camps. There are other photos that were acquired that were not from the Naval Historical Center. All photos are on heavy stock photographic paper. Almost all of the photos measure 8" wide x 10" long. All of the photos are in very good condition Listed below is each photo, a short description, and their condition:
1.)Navy Yard, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with Recruits at Training Camp, August 1917, Very Good. 2.)Newport Naval Training Station, Rhode Island Pre-World War I;This ia a Postcard View of Barracks B., Good, writing on photo. 3.)Newport Naval Training Station sometime between 1893 and 1914 which shows the Old Frigate USS Constellation being used as a training ship, Very Good.
4.)Newport Naval Training Station, Rhode Island Boot Camp Graduation Photo of Company 19, 10th Regiment from 1938, Very Good. 5.)Newport Naval Training Station, Rhode Island, showing a scene in the barracks of Company 19, 10th Regiment from 1938, Very Good. 6.)U.S. Naval Training Center from Camp Sampson from August 29, 1945, of Company 202 and three copies of the names of the servicemen in the photo;There are three copies of this photo. All Very Good.
7.)U.S. Naval Training Station, Camp Sampson, New York, Storekeepers School Class, August 1944, Very Good. 8.)U.S. Naval Training Station Camp Sampson, New York Storekeepers School, Section A, Class, August 1944, Very Good. 9.)Camp Sampson Postcard photo showing a scene in the Sullivan Auditorium honoring the Five Sullivan Brothers who were killed in action in November 1942, Very Good.
10.)Camp Sampson Training Center Post Card from November 26, 1944, of a Trainee Color Guard on Parade, Good, writing on photo, fair, black smudges on photo. 11.)Naval Training Station, Hampton Roads, Virginia;1919 Trainees on Parade with Training "Ship", "USS Electrician", Good, writing on photo. 12.)Naval Training Camp, Charleston, South Carolina;View of Administration Building, West Gate, and other Structures from December 4, 1918, Very Good.
13.)Naval Training Station, Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco Bay;Photo from postcard showing company of Apprentices and Instructors on the Station Drill Field, circa 1910, Very Good. 14.)San Diego Naval Training Center showing Trainees on Parade with Marines; Barracks are in the background from 1935, Very Good. 15.)Aerial view of the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, from 1926, Very Good.
16.)Navy Service School, Ford's River Rouge Plant, Detroit, showing Bluejackets at Ease from 1941, Good, writing on photo. 17.)Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, showing Sailors in line for some good Navy Chow from February 1920, Very Good. 18.)Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, a Radio School Group Photo of Company 1 from August 10, 1922, Very Good.
19.)Great Lakes Training Center showing Young Recruits from around 1918, Very Good. 20.)A Paper Photo from Great Lakes Training Center showing Company 453, H.E. Myers, Quarter Master Company, from January 11, 1949, Good. 21.)A Photo of Servicemen Aboard a Ship, Very Good. 22.)A Photo of Enlisted and Commissioned Officers Aboard a Ship, Very Good.
23-29.)Photos Number 23 through 29 showing the retired Navy Submarine Serviceman of the U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII Lehigh Valley Chapter at Camp Sampson, New York, in 1981; All are in Very Good Condition; Also included are 5 smaller photos of the Large photos of Camp Sampson, 1981, Very Good.
30.)One Photo and Negative of U.S. Naval Training Tents at San Francisco, California, in 1918, Very Good.
Also included is a Naval Reservist Magazine featuring a story titled "100 Years of Recruit Training Boot Camp", Very Good. If your interested in seeing what recruits and training camps looked like in Naval History then you'll enjoy seeing these neat photos in this magazine.
*A little history on the Submarine Chapters: The chapters were formed in 1954 and stretched all across the country in all fifty states and were made up of 1000's of Submariners. But because most are in their 80's and 90's they are unable to continue to have reunions because of poor health and most members passing away. So starting in 2011 and 2012 the WWII chapters are stepping down. However, they have high hopes that younger Submarine Veterans will start up new chapters across the United States never letting the memories of what WWII Submarine Veterans sacrificed for their country.
These photos would make a great addition to any Military Collection. A wonderful gift for the Navy Veteran in your family. God Bless Our Vets!!!!
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