Category: Subic Bay

This category will include images and stories from SBFZ, the former Naval Base, Olongapo City, Barrio Barretto and everything else related to Subic Bay.

Zc232. Aerial shot of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ), the ex Subic Bay Naval Base. Photo credit- SBFZ. This photo is related to this web page:
https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/07/02/subic-freeport-gets-new-areas-to-host-more-investors/

The ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker 2019-03-25

Ze143. This is the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker from the Causeway, 2019-03-25 —————————————- My last duty station was in this building, the Ship Repair Facility (SRF) Diving Locker. When we turned over the Subic Bay Naval Facilities in Nov. 1992, the Recompression Chamber continued operating to treat diving accident victims to 2004, I […]

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Mothball Fleet in Subic Bay, post WWII

Zc852. 01 1951-06-20 Subic Salvage Survey 12, LST-46 at Apalit Pt. LST-46 on beach between Apalit Point and Cabangan Point in Subic Bay ————————————– Album Description: The Mothball Fleet (thru a storm, I’m sure) got scattered, beached, grounded and sunk all over Subic Bay and Port (Bay) Binanga in June 1951 or sometime before that. […]

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EM3 Robert E. Norris, NSD Subic Bay, 1945-46.

Zc832. The War is Over 1945, Robert E. Norris, EM3c, USN, Subic Bay, Philippines ——————————————— Album Description Electrician Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer Robert E. Norris served in the Naval Supply Depot Subic Bay (NSD) in 1945-46. The NSD Subic Bay was actually located in a valley called Maquinaya; the river still has that name. […]

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Subic Bay Naval Base early 1980s

Zc797. A view of the U. S. Naval Base Subic Bay in 1981 from the U. S. National Achieves. An aerial deck view, looking from bow to stern, of the aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) docked in the harbor with the guided missile cruiser USS STERETT (CG-31), the destroyer USS INGERSOLL (DD-990), and the […]

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Submarine Base Subic Bay

Zc754. This is the Navy Yard in Olongapo 1926; it seems the yard was located exactly where the Subic Bay Ship Repair Facility (SRF) was established during the Viet Nam War. That is the area of the Rivera Wharf now-a-days; 4 submarines are in a nest alongside the wharf. This picture was sent to me […]

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Barretto, Maquinaya, WWII

Zc728. This is a 1930 image of the Navy Rifle Range (a better description would be to call it the Marine Corps Rifle Range) located in the area called Maquinaya, This area became Barrio Barretto. The river is still called Maquinaya River. This picture was provided by my Marine friend Bert Caloud. ——————————– Barrio Barretto, […]

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Subic Bay WWII

Zc720. Olongapo Leatherneck Post in 1941, this is an International News Photo; descriptions are in the next image. I received this photo from my USMC friend Bert Caloud. This pictures show the Spanish Gate and the barracks on the North West side of the gate. The resident units may be assigned to Officers or NCOs. […]

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Subic Bay pre WWII

Zc697. This is the Spanish Gate or West Gate of the Naval Station Olongapo. We are looking west; going thru that gate takes you to the Naval Reservation Town of Olongapo. We don’t have a date for this picture but it must be pre war. That looks like garden and landscaping in front of residential […]

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Subic Bay Post WWII

Zc690. The U.S. Naval Station Subic Bay in 1950, I certainly recognize the mountains behind Olongapo. Left are Kalaklan Ridge and a little right of center we are looking into the Gordon Heights Valley. This picture was provided by Bert Caloud in 2015. —————————- These are Subic Bay historical pictures I have received from my […]

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Subic Bay after1980 with SECDEF C. W. Weinberger from DVIC

Zc678. ID: DNST8400322. A high-angle starboard quarter view of the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CV-41) entering Subic Bay, escorted by three tugs. Those mountains in back run north from the town of Dinalupihan to Mt Pinatubo and the mountain range is called Cabusilan. One of my earliest walks was crossing those hills and I got […]

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