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Another REALLY MESSED UP PAGE which causes the whole thing to run into the right margin. We are encountering more and more of these where tables are being used. -- Zoe

Could you produce a screenshot of this and upload it? I and not experiencing trouble when I downsize my browser window. --mav

Now it looks fine. Was the table changed? -- Zoe

Seabee information[edit]

This entry is a good one, but it is more of a Press Release. While it has good general information summarizing the Seabees, it lacks depth. Heck, there isn't even a link to the IMDB entry on The Fighting Seabees ;-)

I was wondering if there are any other current or former Seabees (such as myself) who would like to help work on a new entry. I was thinking of expanding a bit on the history (maybe doing a separate entry on the CEC), going over the ratings (SW, BU, EA, CE, UT, EO, CM), and the current state of the Seabees.

Despite what the current article states, Seabees have units other than NMCBs and PHIBCBs. Naval Construction Force Support Units (NCFSU) are another type of unit, plus Seabees are also involved in the First Lieutenant's office on many (if not all) US Navy bases and Underwater Construction Teams (UCT).

Anyone interested?

References to individual stories, maybe even just links to outside websites that have some, might be especially useful. They make it easy to get a feel for the sort of work the Seabees do. Durahan

A lot of this page is taken verbatim from the Seabee website for the Navy CEC


to singular from plural, following Wikipedia naming policy —Morven 23:54, Aug 17, 2004 (UTC)


Is it just me or do the statements supported by references one and two directly contradict each other? (talk) 07:44, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

It wasn't just you, but I fixed it. Smartguy777 (talk) 06:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC).


Richard Karn the actor who played Al Borland on Home Improvement was A Seabee too.He was a BU3(Builder Third Class)in the 70's stationed at CBC Port Hueneme, Calif.He was in NMCB 3 or 5 cannot remember which.Butch Tavares of the 70's disco/soul group Tavares was also a Seabee and also a BU3 in either NMCB 3 or 5 from 72 until 76.

Two merchandise links - which is the official one?[edit]

Link seems to be correct, since it's the same site as the museum, but today a merchandise link was added to as well. Which is the official site? --CliffC (talk) 20:20, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Popular culture[edit]

I've tagged the "In popular culture" section because none of the claims are referenced, and because none of them seem to meet the requirements outlined in the tag. If those requirements aren't met within a reasonable period, I'm thinking of deleting the whole section. Lou Sander (talk) 15:11, 21 April 2010 (UTC)


do seabees typically serve on ships or are they land based?

Today they are land based. In the 1940s and 1950s they traveled by ship and were actually stationed on atemporary landling field ship.

Latin Translation[edit]

The root verb Construo means "to pile; to load up; to build". Construimus means "we build [it or them] up". Pugno means merely "to fight; to do battle". Batuo, on the other hand, translated literally means "to pound, beat, or strike"; it can also mean to hit with a weapon, like a baculus (club or mace). The verb implies beating somebody bloody, smashing something to bits with your bare hands, or beating it with a stick. Batuimus therefore means "we beat [it or them] down". Hotspur23 (talk)


Does anyone have information about uniform regs for Seabees? I have recently seen them in the NWU and a woodland variant (not MARPAT colors) out of NCBC Gulfport, though they participated in the area Veterans' day parade with the whole contingent in BDUs. Noderaser (talk) 23:57, 25 December 2011 (UTC)


I moved the article under the current name and created a disambiguation page. It might take a while until I fix all redirects and such. Help is always welcome. Tupsumato (talk) 21:42, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Move. Cúchullain t/c 17:13, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

SeabeeSeabee (disambiguation); Seabee (United States Navy)Seabee – The U.S. Navy Seabees are the clear WP:PRIMARYTOPIC for the "Seabee" term; the move to the disambiguated name was undiscussed and unneeded based on WP:PRIMARYTOPIC and WP:COMMONNAME. The Bushranger One ping only 05:15, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

  • Support I went through the full list of Seabee articles and the others are either redirects or stubs. I see no reason to believe that this is not the primary topic.--Labattblueboy (talk) 18:35, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Support What he said. Highspeed (talk) 07:39, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. -- Necrothesp (talk) 14:25, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, Navy is primary. LCS check (talk) 18:04, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

SEABEE Image Wrong?[edit]

Being a regular Navy (ABHAN) of three years, a Seabee vet of 6 years (after the previous, leaving as a BU2), and an Iraqi veteran with the "Bees"; am I wrong in assuming the Seabee image on this page is wrong? Originally our image was drawn using all 3rd class petty officers (a "crow" and one chevron but definitely no rocker on the top). Later (from my understanding with my battalion) it changed to an image with the bee having from one chevron to all three chevrons. To my knowledge I have never heard of our bee being a chief (which the only rank that might work is the third leg of the bee) ever being a chief. The first two legs of the "bee" (in this image), in my knowledge, do not exist having "rockers" on top of one or even two chevrons. If I am incorrect please let me know; as I love my bees and serving with them. I am now trying to collect memorabilia. Any feedback would be nice. Just trying to keep my facts straight. Thank you. 2001:5B0:22FF:1CF0:0:0:0:3A (talk) 04:52, 7 February 2015 (UTC)