But if you want to learn about the base, the history of nas alameda, the units that served there, their mission during wwii as the gateway to the pacific. Sending out an sos alameda magazine januaryfebruary. Over 800 booths sell artwork, furniture, jewelry, books and more at the fairs site on the former naval air station alameda during the first sunday of every month. We are continully working to preserve the history of nas alameda and her. May 8, 2016 us carriers at alameda 1974 colour naval air station alameda wikipedia, the free encyclopedia stay safe and healthy. Sep 21, 2005 alameda s strategic location made its airdrome the busiest in the world in the 1930s and eventually attracted a u. Alameda naval base memory beta, noncanon star trek wiki. General records of the department of the navy, 1947, rg 428. Alameda point info the ultimate resource on the past.
This marked the beginning of alameda as a navy town, with the official opening of alameda naval air station on november 1, 1940 where the airfield. History of alameda naval air station alameda naval air. Jul 27, 2015 the sixth army was still headquartered at the presidio, one of the oldest and most prestigious army bases in the country, and alameda naval air station, from which the doolittle raiders set out in 1942 on their historic mission to bomb japan, had numerous squadrons and ships, including an aircraft carrier. Mulvany decided the island in front of alameda would be ideal for a naval base. History and culture of alameda, ca including the beginnings of the park street. Arguably, alameda points most famous warrior of that era was jimmy doolittle. Alameda naval air station in 1927, an airport site dubbed airdrome and used by pan american world airways was built on alamedas west end. The navys last detail treasure isand closes final base. As its name suggests, this alameda native pays homage to the citys history as a naval hub with aviationthemed details, a model propeller plane, and light streaming through the og hangar windows.
The ned consists of central divisions on coast guard island in alameda and remote divisions at san pedro and yerba buena island. Read this book and over 1 million others with a kindle unlimited membership. The alameda naval air museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of nas alameda, and volunteers maintain exhibits and a library on three floors of the original air terminal. In 1996, the base realignment and closure commission closed alameda nas on april 25, ending 56 years of naval aviation history to the roar of a 21gun salute. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Navy until a separate department of the navy was established by act of april 30, 1798 1 stat. Integrated support command alameda is a wide installation located in the western part of california, in alameda. Mare island naval shipyard, the oldest navy base on the west coast, closed last year. Naval records collection of the office of naval records and library, rg 45. In alameda, it has taken 18 years for city officials to come up with a plan for the 878acre former naval air station that stuck and only.
Discover naval air station alameda in alameda, california. The alameda naval base was a former naval base for the united states navy on earth. Naval engineering support unit alameda was disestablished on 17 may 20 and became the naval engineering department ned of base alameda. Jan 04, 2011 war ii history tends to overshadow most other eras. Coast guard island, as it is referred to, spreads over almost 70 acres and is located in the historic part of the city. Vintage military matchbook us naval air station alameda california ca chief. Government, and construction for a naval air station quickly followed. The alameda historical society was founded in 1948, and the museum was established in 1951. Situated immediately southwest of the central business district of oakland, alameda point is bordered on the north by the oakland inner harbor, on the west and south by the san francisco bay, and on the east by the city of alameda. Naval air station alameda nas alameda was a united states navy naval air station in alameda, california, on san francisco bay. Today, its tough for a teacher or a ferry worker to find affordable housing in the. Mar 01, 2019 you need to be a member of naval air station alameda to add comments.
A decommissioned naval base now rents itself out for people who want to blow stuff up. Alameda, calif on san francisco bay, with great views. General records of the department of the navy, 17981947, rg 80. Discover 5 hidden attractions, cool sights, and unusual things to do in alameda, california from pacific pinball museum to naval air station alameda. Alameda naval air museum 2151 ferry pt alameda, ca schools. Alameda point is bordered on the north by the oakland inner harbor or estuary, on the west and south by san. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. The 10 best restaurants near alameda naval air museum in. After all, it was doolittles bombing raid over japan that showed americans that not all was lost in the dark days following japans deadly bombing attack of the naval base at pearl harbor on dec. The naval air station nas alameda, now commonly referred to as alameda point, is a site consisting of 2,807 acres of land including submerged acreage situated immediately southwest of the central business district of oakland and located in the city of alameda. Us environmental protection agency, california dept. Industrial uses before and during the operation of the naval air station left toxics in the area. Restaurants near alameda naval air museum 2151 ferry point road, alameda, ca 94501. The pair hoped to locate a suitable nuclear reactor from which to harvest antiprotons to.
Record group 181 17841996 overview of records locations table of contents 181. The keel for the naval air station alameda was laid december 1917, when a young visionary, john j. It is adjacent to and south of oakland and east of san francisco across the san francisco bay. Comment by stephen allen king on march 1, 2019 at 12. The base was located on san francisco bay, across from the city of san francisco in 1986, commanders nyota uhura and pavel chekov visited the base after traveling back in time from the 23rd century. Naval air station alameda was a united states navy naval air station in alameda, california, on san francisco bay. Us carriers at alameda 1974 colour naval air station. The 1990s brought alameda back to its first purpose, as a small town amongst big cities, its streets lined with graceful victorians and with a diverse and lively population.
Aviation repair and overhaul unit 1 two degrees from the middle. The venerable facilities were turned over to the alameda reuse and redevelopment authority for various commercial programs. Bay farm island, a portion of which is also known as harbor bay isle, is part of the mainland adjacent to oakland. We offer permanent displays of alameda history as well as souvenirs, books and videos about the rich history of the island city. It covers 2,720 acres, of which 1,108 are under water, with most of the construction accomplished on hydraulicallyfilled ground and on piles. Records of the bureau of naval personnel national archives. The navy identified toxic sites and began cleanup efforts that are overseen by three regulatory agencies. Former naval air station alameda base realignment and. Discover the giant steps taken and the history of the most famous u. It is located on a small island that can also be accessed through a long bridge. Alameda by greta dutcher and stephen rowland arcadia. The water emergency transportation authority completed construction of its 12berth ferry maintenance facility in 2018. Naval air station alameda alameda, california atlas obscura. The 10 best restaurants near alameda naval air museum in ca.
The city of alameda saw the possibility for a naval base on the west end of the island of alameda. Former naval air station alameda united states navy. Naval air station alameda is located on the east side of san francisco bay at the western end of town alameda, just south oakland the bay bridge. Alameda naval air station images of america by william t.
The creation of the naval air station in 1938 and world war ii made alameda a military town. History of aviation books military and commercial aviation. Alameda, calif on san francisco bay, with great views and. Alamedas strategic location made its airdrome the busiest in the world in the 1930s and eventually attracted a u. The former naval air station nas alameda is located in the city of alameda, california and is now commonly referred to as alameda point. You would be purchasing the naval air station alameda memory book during world war ii. Alameda sp1040, a motorboat built in 1917 by the western boat building co. Jan 17, 2015 this video is about alameda naval base. Cultural resources services for former alameda naval air station, alameda. The 56year history of the alameda naval air station from 1940 to 1997 was a major military presence in the san francisco bay area.
Two helicopter pads and a control tower were also part of the facilities. As one of the largest and most important naval air stations in the united states, with a population of 45,000, it occupied 300 buildings to service squadrons and carrier air groups. Alameda naval air station development finally set to take off. The alameda naval air museum is located at alameda point in alameda. War ii history tends to overshadow most other eras. Alameda is a unique island community located in the heart of the san francisco bay area. In addition to providing an educational experience about the air station for visitors and students, the museum is a resource for information and research on naval aviation in the pacific. The history of aviation repair and overhaul unit number one in world war ii. See more ideas about alameda california, western coast and cargo transport. Alameda point info exploring the future of alameda point located in the heart of the bay area on the island city of alameda, alameda point a former naval air station is a neighborhood in transition. This was the most important event in the development of alameda point since the base closed in 1997.
Jrp historical consulting services, guide to preserving the character of naval air station alameda historical. Before the naval base closed in 1997, alameda was a middleclass community with housing for military families. It is located on alameda island and bay farm island. War department, established by act of august 7, 1789 1 stat. Apparently she was never taken over by the navy for no records have been found to substantiate her acquisition or service. View all hotels near alameda naval air museum on tripadvisor. The former naval air station is bounded by oakland inner harbor to the. Register of historic places nrhp andor the california register of historical. Coast guard base, known as government island, and the alameda naval air station. See all 9,357 apartments for rent near alamedaus naval air station san francisco. Retired alameda marine barracks section opened on 82299 not affiliated with the marine corps, navy or any other us government agency.
You need to be a member of naval air station alameda to add comments. The alameda naval air station was created just in time for world war ii. The base was located on san francisco bay, across from the city of san francisco. In june 20, the united states navy transferred 1,379 ares of the former naval air station to the city of alameda.
History of alameda naval air station alameda naval air museum. Mulvanys efforts, a special navy yard committee advocated purchase of the land. The sixth army was still headquartered at the presidio, one of the oldest and most prestigious army bases in the country, and alameda naval air station, from which the doolittle raiders set out in 1942 on their historic mission to bomb japan, had numerous squadrons and ships, including an aircraft carrier. Records of naval districts and shore establishments. By 1936, however, the city of alameda ceded the airdrome site to the u. World war ii book rare find bring the memory book to life with this multimedia presentation.
Alameda naval air station by william t larkins hardcover. Naval air station alameda alameda, california atlas. Sending out an sos alameda magazine januaryfebruary 2011. Jun 30, 2015 in alameda, it has taken 18 years for city officials to come up with a plan for the 878acre former naval air station that stuck and only after two previous attempts had failed. The venerable facilities were turned over to the alameda reuse and redevelopment authority for. The long beach naval shipyard is history and the alameda naval air station closed last month. The museum research library is home to books, periodicals and video covering aviation, military and local history. The pair hoped to locate a suitable nuclear reactor from which to harvest antiprotons to recrystallize the. The 56year history of the alameda naval air station from 1940 to 1997 was a.927 1258 788 441 142 411 163 1071 157 70 1219 835 1319 1312 220 298 470 951 340 630 334 1075 1138 445 1442 216 190 225 644 841 568