In addition to the afore mentioned efforts, the California Center for Military History has begun a five year project recording and documenting the history of the U.S. Navy's first submarine base on the West Coast of the United States -- San Pedro. We are honored to share with you our trip back in time when the U.S. Submarine Force was in its infancy.
We hope you will enjoy our presentation of California's unique 112 year relationship with the U.S. Navy and its contribution to the Silent Service.
California built submarines USS Grampus [A-3] (SS-4) and USS Pike [A-5] (SS-6) at the Mare Island Navy Yard shortly after their commissioning in 1903. Lieut. Arthur MacArthur commanding.
(U.S. Navy Photo)
West Coast Submarine Centennial Stamp Unveiling Ceremony