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Navy commemorates 100th anniversary of dry dock at Pearl Harbor

  • Submarines enter and exit Dry Dock 1 at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, which was 1,002 feet long when it was completed in 1919.

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    The formal opening of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock 1 was held on Aug. 21, 1919.

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    During WWII Pearl Harbor’s Dry Dock 1, Building 1 was used for a bond drive. At top, at the end of Wednesday’s ceremony marking the dry dock’s centennial, Pearl Harbor shipyard workers, Navy officials and members of the Hawaiian community held hands for the singing of “Hawaii Aloha” outside historic Building 1.

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    During WWII Pearl Harbor’s Dry Dock 1, Building 1 was used for a bond drive.

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    The Dry Dock 1 caisson (locking gate) opening.

Navy and local officials commemorated 100 years of history at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock 1 Wednesday, noting the incredible World War II accomplishments of civilians working alongside military counterparts, the shipyard’s current necessity, and the continuum of responsibility for an important cultural place. Read more

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