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 U.S.M.C. Maquinaya Firing Range 1902 to 1910. Bo. Barretto now!

Ze788. The USMC Firing Range at Maquinaya in 1908. The river in this valley still has that Maquinaya name today but the area is now Barrio Barretto. My house, today, is near were the targets were. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives. ————————————- Early last century, […]

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U.S.M.C. on Grande Island before the Army

Ze757. An artillery piece on Grande Island, dated 1903. This is Grande Island for sure, I recognize Sinco Picos Mountain on the Redondo Peninsular. I’m not an expert, is it a Spanish gun or U.S.A. one? This is an Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis picture from the U.S.M.C. Archives. ————————————————- The Coastal Defense Study Group (cdsg.org) […]

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USMC Artillery Pieces on Kalaklan Ridge 1909

Ze744. U.S.M.C. Kalaklan Ridge, 6-inch Gun, circa 1909, at the Olongapo Naval Station Marine Barracks. This picture came from the Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis Picture Collection in the U.S.M.C. Archives. —————————————————————— The U.S. Marines installed Coastal Defense Artillery in Subic Bay before the Army arrived and established the Coastal Defense Fort Wint on Grande Island. […]

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U.S. Marine Coastal Defense in the Philippines

Ze735. This is the U.S.M.C. “Hell Hill” with Coastal Defense Artillery circa 1909. —————————————————————— The U.S. Marines installed Coastal Defense Artillery before the Army arrived and established the Coastal Defense Fort Wint on Grande Island. This is not a comprehensive study of the subject. It is only, telling a story of a picture and pictures […]

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USMC, Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis U.S.M.C. Photographs, Olongapo, early 1900s

Ue711. Olongapo, circa 1909, this is the best picture I seen so far of Olongapo from the Kalaklan Ridge. This is a Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis picture from the U.S.M.C. Archives. ——————————————————– Earl Hancock “Pete” Ellis U.S.M.C. was a career officer in the Corps in the early 1900, took many pictures and they are now […]

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The Subic-Tipo Expressway is widened!

The Subic-Tipo Expressway is widened! Ze535. This is the starting end of the Subic-Tipo Expressway, at this end there were already 4 lanes, they are separated now to construct the new connections to the SBFZ roads. ——————————————- The Subic-Tipo Expressway is built by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) after the U.S. Navy left and […]

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Kalaklan Point & SBFZ Kalaklan Gate area 2019-03-14

Ze419. (-01) I start this album with 5 maps or images; this is a recent Google Earth image of the Kalaklan Point area in Olongapo and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (SBFZ) Kalaklan Gate area. ———————————————– On this walk, the 14th of March 2019 I first took some pictures of the Kalaklan Point area in […]

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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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