Sheepshead Bay Maritime Service Training Station

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Sheepshead Bay Maritime Service Training Station
Type Public
Active September 1, 1942–February 28, 1954
Students 30,000
Location Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, United States
Campus Urban
Affiliations United States Maritime Service
United States Coast Guard
War Shipping Administration

The United States Maritime Service Training Station at Sheepshead Bay was opened on September 1, 1942. It closed on February 28, 1954.[1]

The station was the largest maritime training station during World War II and was equipped to train 30,000 merchant seamen each year. The site is now occupied by Kingsborough Community College, and has been since the mid-1960s.[2]


  1. ^ "U.S. Maritime Service: the Forgotten Service". American Merchant Marine at War. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Sheepshead Bay Maritime Training Center". U.S. Maritime Service: The Forgotten Service. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 

Coordinates: 40°34′41″N 73°55′59″W / 40.57806°N 73.93306°W / 40.57806; -73.93306