The shipyard was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1992.
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Bremerton (brĕm'ərtən) , city (1990 pop. 38,142), Kitsap co., NW Wash., a harbor on an arm of Puget Sound; inc. 1901. The city was established (1891) when the area was selected as the site for the U.S. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Bremerton's economy is centered around the naval installation, where many types of U.S. vessels (including Polaris submarines) are built and repaired in its six drydocks. The navy's Polaris Missile Facility is also there. Although the majority of residents are employed by the U.S. government, some logging and wood-product enterprises exist, and tourism is important. Bremerton is the gateway to the Olympic peninsula, with easy access to the Cascade and Olympic mts. Its numerous ferries ply the inland seas of Puget Sound, linking the city to nearby resort islands. The U.S.S. Missouri, docked there, is a national shrine; it was the scene of the official Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. Nearby are three state parks.

The shipyard also contains a large collection of retired U.S. Navy ships, including several aircraft carriers.
The ships are
mothballed, meaning that they are stored in case they are needed by the Navy in the future.

Carrier RECYCLE Thoughts

BUT - follow the path of Scrapped Reactors via USS Tunny SSN-682 Web Page.

Six sets of photos are linked to through buttons below


Recent photos from a Helicopter

USS Ranger CVA-61  and   USS Independence CVA-62

Bremerton Naval Base and Reserve Fleet

USS Missouri on course for memorial in Pearl Harbor

USS Bon Homme Richard CV-31;  USS Bennington CV-20;
 USS Oriskany CV-34; USS Hornet CV-12

USS Turner Joy DD-951

Historic Museum
on Bremerton water front
Museum Information

..View their  Reunion Site

In 1966; Vern's ship
USS Kawishiwi AO-146
refueled Turner Joy in the Gulf of Tonkin

Go to Vern's Navy Page