November 11th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1957, the United States Naval Ammunition and Net Depot displayed a missile in the Downey Veterans Day parade.

– Michael Dobkins


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1 Response to November 11th in Seal Beach History

  1. Lonnie Brownell says:

    “…and Net Depot”? Wondering about that, I asked my pal Google, who found this:

    https://www.ocregister.com/2008/10/25/oc-history-the-seal-beach-naval-weapons-station-is-more-than-just-an-ammo-storage-facility-find-out-why-and-view-our-web-exclusive-photos/

    That was indeed its original name, and here’s why:

    “The base had two key functions: storing and loading ammunition for U.S. naval ships, and providing anti-submarine, anti-torpedo nets for the stationary bases at sea.”

    In 1962 they rebranded it as the more familiar Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station.

    If they provided housing units, they might’ve been called “…and Home Depot” (rim shot).

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