Photos from the 14th Naval District Photo collection

A locomotive used at the coaling station in October of 1914

View of the Shipyard from one of the radio towers on August 18, 1919.  Notice dry-dock 1 and the buildings of the shipyard to the right of the tower.  Kuahua Island is visible in the center.  Though once a naval magazine, the island has since been filled in and the Kuahua peninsula now functions as a supply center.

Ground level view of dry-dock one taken on December 3, 1919

The coaling station in the 1920s.  Also visible is the naval hospital, radio station and fuel tanks.  Ford Island can also be clearly seen which was home to Naval Air Station Ford Island and the Army's Luke Field.

The home of the commanding officer of the naval hospital shortly after its construction on September 1, 1921.

Shipyard power plant - April 1921
September 1925- Commander John Rodgers (center) stands with the crewmembers of the first attempted non-stop flight from San Francisco to Hawaii.  Their seaplane ran out of fuel 220 miles short of Kahalui, Maui.  Commander Rodger's knowledge of Hawaii's coastlines and currents, gained while serving as commanding officer of the naval air station on Ford Island in 1923 may have saved their lives as the crew sailed to Kauai using fabric from the wings of the aircraft.  Lieutenant Byron Connell is standing to the left of Rodgers.  The other crewmembers were Chief Radioman Otis G. Stanz, Chief Aviation Pilot S.R. Pope and Aviation Pilot 1c William Bowlin.

1931 - The Senior Rowing Team of Submarine Squadron 4.

Pan Am's China Clipper prepares for another flight on November 23, 1935 

Dorrie Miller is presented the Navy Cross by Admiral Chester Nimitz on May 27, 1942.  MA3 Miller showed exceptional courage as a crewmember of the USS West Virginia on the morning of December 7, 1941.

The USS West Virginia moves slowly into drydock 1 in June of 1942.  Though sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor the West Virginia would be salvaged and live to contribute in the Allied victory in the Pacific.  The West Virginia would be present in Tokyo Bay as the Japanese surrendered on Septembr 2, 1945.

In 1950 Admiral Arthur Radford had a flagpole and a small platform installed on the wreckage of the USS Arizona, which would  serve as the first memorial at the site until the new memorial was dedicated in 1962.

Courtesy of the US Army Museum Hawaii

Ford Island's Luke Field as seen on December 14, 1928.  The naval air station is visible in the lower right hand corner.

Fort Kamehameha guarding the channel entrance to Pearl Harbor in 1932.
Courtesy of Bishop Museum

In 1825 the crew from the HMS Blonde conducted a survey of the Hawaiian Islands.  Robert Dampier produced several illustrations of the Hawaiian culture and landscape.
On December 14, 1911 the USS California became the first deep draft vessel to enter Pearl Harbor.