Tag: Subic Bay

USMC Green Beach, Hanjin, Phil Navy Home Port

Zf625. The Agusuhin River Valley was an Olongapo Naval Reservation Training Area, called Green Beach by the USMC. Local people lived here in a community called Sitio Agusuhin, part of Barangay Cawag in the Subic Municipality. The Marines and local people had a good relationship. This is an about 1989 US Marine Corps image. One […]

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Subic Bay Area Random Shots Oct.-Dec. 2021

Zf481. 004 This is one random shot of the Subic Bay area in the Oct.-Dec. 2021 time frame. This is an important item; the Sit n Bull Restaurant in Barangay Barretto moved, it is now along the National Highway, next to the entrance of Dell Pilar Street and in the same complex where the Dryden […]

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Relentless Hope: A True Story of War and Survival, by David L. Britt

Zf192.  Relentless Hope: A True Story of War and Survival, by David L. Britt, this is the front cover. A new book about Army Lt. Britt serving in Fort Wint, (Grande Island in Subic Bay) and in the Battle of Bataan during WWII. He also survived three Hell Ships and being a POW in the […]

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Subic Bay News as of 2021-06-10

Zf173. U.S. Navy ship in Subic Bay on the 10th of June 2021. This is the first foreign Navy ship I saw in 7 month, since Nov. 21 2020 when I returned to the Philippines. Before I left the Philippines on the 19th of Nov. 2019, MSC ships came regular to Subic Bay, even Navy […]

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Ernest J. Gaines Grave Site 2021-Jan-31

Zd890. This is one of three pictures of Ernest J. Gaines Tomb in the Gains Beach area on Redondo Peninsular in Subic Bay on the 4th of Aug. 2006. Very few people were residing there then but my hiking partners and I wanted to see the tomb. ———————————— Ernest J. Gaines was/is a Legend in […]

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Grande Island, ex Fort Wint, Update Visit 2021-01-22

Zd856. Number 2 Gun of Battery Hall. The present management of the Grande Island Resort appears to have even less resources to keep the Coastal Defense Gun Batteries of the former Fort Wint presentable and accessible. ———————————————- After being absent from the Philippines for 15 months, I had the desire to visit the island again. […]

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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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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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Army-Navy Story in Subic Bay

Zc701. This is Grande Island, the former Fort Wint, in its heyday as a Navy Recreation Center. A battle ship and an amphibious ship are passing each other in and out of Subic Bay. On the island, left side and up is Battery Warwick, the two 10 Inch guns have been removed already at this […]

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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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