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U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot. Many people were fearful because they thought the spheres were ocean mines. In reality, the floating steel spheres were made to hold up a net made of cable in the ocean around the breakwater entrances to Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors during WWII. Several Japanese subs tried to penetrate the harbor but were attacked and driven off. A derelict Japanese sub that periodically surfaced in the area was finally sunk off Catalina Island (1948-49)
U.S. Naval Ammunition &...
1946
 
Title
U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot. Many people were fearful because they thought the spheres were ocean mines. In reality, the floating steel spheres were made to hold up a net made of cable in the ocean around the breakwater entrances to Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors during WWII. Several Japanese subs tried to penetrate the harbor but were attacked and driven off. A derelict Japanese sub that periodically surfaced in the area was finally sunk off Catalina Island (1948-49)
Date
1946
U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot.
U.S. Naval Ammunition &...
1946
 
Title
U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot.
Date
1946
U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot.
U.S. Naval Ammunition &...
1946
 
Title
U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot.
Date
1946
Sandblasting a steel sphere at the U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. The sphere and the large closed cylinders were part of a giant submarine defense net that was strung across Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors during WWII to protect shipping and the U.S. Navy from foreign submarine attack. After the war, the net was cleaned and stored at Seal Beach.
Sandblasting a steel sp...
1953
 
Title
Sandblasting a steel sphere at the U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. The sphere and the large closed cylinders were part of a giant submarine defense net that was strung across Long Beach and Los Angeles harbors during WWII to protect shipping and the U.S. Navy from foreign submarine attack. After the war, the net was cleaned and stored at Seal Beach.
Date
1953
Burning powder at U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Powder has been removed from over-aged Navy artillery shells.
Burning powder at U.S. ...
1953
 
Title
Burning powder at U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Powder has been removed from over-aged Navy artillery shells.
Date
1953
U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot.
U.S. Naval Ammunition &...
1946
 
Title
U.S. Naval Ammunition & Net Depot. Shown are giant piles of anti-submarine floats (spheres) and giant cylinders at the Net Depot.
Date
1946
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