Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme
|CBC Port Hueneme|
|Port Hueneme, California|
CBC Port Hueneme Insignia
|Controlled by||United States Navy|
|In use||May 18, 1942 - 2000 (merged into Naval Base Ventura County)|
|Captain James J. McHugh, USN|
Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme is the West Coast homeport of the Navy’s Seabees (from "C.B.", the initials for "Construction Battalion"). Port Hueneme (pronounced "Why-nee-mee"), supports the training and mobilization requirements for more than 2,600 active-duty personnel. The CBC also operates the 1,600-acre (6.5 km2) Naval Base Ventura County - Port Hueneme installation. The CBC is located on the vast agricultural Oxnard Plain, about 60 miles (97 km) northwest of Los Angeles, on the Southern California coast.
- Naval Construction Group 1
- 30th Naval Construction Regiment
- 1st Naval Construction Regiment (reserve)
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 18 (reserve)
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 22 (reserve)
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25 (reserve)
- Underwater Construction Team 2
The facility at Port Hueneme was built as a temporary depot in the early days of World War II to train, stage, and supply the newly created Seabees. The base was officially established and began operating May 18, 1942 as the Advance Base Depot. In 1945 the Advance Base Depot was renamed the Naval Construction Battalion Center.
Located on Naval Base Ventura County is the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, one of fifteen official U.S. Navy museums. The museum is the principal repository for the Seabees’ operational history. The Seabee Archive contains various operational records, battalion histories, manuscripts, oral histories, biographies, and personal papers pertaining to the Seabees.
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (all NMCBs)
- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1
- Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)
- Amphibious Construction Battalion Two (ACB-2) – Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek#Major shore commands (at "Naval Construction Force")
- Naval Base Ventura County website
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