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View of the Naval Training Camp at Mare Island Navy Yard, California with ships laid up in reserve along the waterfront in the middle distance, c. 1920-21. Early in April 1917, Mare Island only had a capacity for 600 recruits that were housed in the seamen?s barracks and receiving ship moored at the yard. At the beginning of World War I, the Bureau of Navigation requested that temporary barracks be erected to house 5,000 men at the newly designated training camp. Courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command.

Photo by: NHHC |  VIRIN: 170502-N-ZW259-7297.jpg