|Port Hueneme, California|
CBC Port Hueneme Insignia
|In use||May 18, 1942 - 2000 (merged into Naval Base Ventura County)|
|Controlled by||United States Navy|
|Commanders||Captain James J. McHugh, USN|
Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme is the West Coast homeport of the Navy’s Seabees (from "C.B.", the initials for "Construction Battalion"). Port Hueneme (pronounced "Why-nee-mee"), supports the training and mobilization requirements for more than 2,600 active-duty personnel. The CBC also operates the 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) Naval Base Ventura County - Port Hueneme installation. The CBC is located on the vast agricultural Oxnard Plain, about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Los Angeles, on the Southern California coast.
Tenant Commands[edit | edit source]
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5
- Underwater Construction Team 2
- 1st Naval Construction Regiment
- 30th Naval Construction Regiment
- 31st Seabee Readiness Group
History[edit | edit source]
The facility at Port Hueneme was built as a temporary depot in the early days of World War II to train, stage, and supply the newly created Seabees. The base was officially established and began operating May 18, 1942 as the Advance Base Depot. In 1945 the Advance Base Depot was renamed the Naval Construction Battalion Center.
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Located on Naval Base Ventura County is the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, one of fifteen official U.S. Navy museums. The museum is the principal repository for the Seabees’ operational history. The Seabee Archive contains various operational records, battalion histories, manuscripts, oral histories, biographies, and personal papers pertaining to the Seabees.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (all NMCBs)
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1
- Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)
- Amphibious Construction Battalion Two (ACB-2) – Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek#Major shore commands (at "Naval Construction Force")
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- "NBVC History". Naval Base Ventura County. http://www.cnic.navy.mil/Ventura/About/History/index.htm. Retrieved May 9, 2013.
- U.S. Navy Seabee Museum webpage. Naval History & Heritage Command official website. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
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- Naval Base Ventura County website
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