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Federal Government: Navy – Submarines, 1959-1963

 File — Box: 78, Folder: 9
Identifier: Folder 9

Scope and Contents

A collection of letters, news clippings, photos and other items. Examples are: News clippings from local S.D. papers (1959) featuring Nuclear Sub Base Piers & "Tender Prepares for A-Sub Visits Sperry Runs tests at Ballast Pt. on Sargo, Swordfish Moorings (Tribune – 7-9-59); a letter (4/2/59) from Thomas W. Sefton (Executive V.P. San Diego Trust and Savings Bank) & Wilson's reply (4/9/59) re/ support for "permanent submarine docking facilities in San Diego;" copies of "Submarine Support Facilities, Ballast Point, San Diego" with enclosures (7 pp.) & attached map of "Proposed Expansion, Submarine Pier Facilities, Point Loma – San Diego (Bureau of Yards and Docks); a foldout map showing proposed expansion of submarine pier facility & quarters occupied (COMNAVSTA LTR 11010 SER 659 OF 5 FEB 1963 TO CNO (OP-0984); a collection of 8x11 b&w photos of Ballast Point, San Diego Bay, maps, docking facilities & old Army barracks with explanatory text relating to the Navy's move to improve this area for nuclear submarines; copies of "Submarine Thresher General Statement by Boss" (April 11, 1963) – rough draft and final copy; office notes (n.d.) re/ Ballast Point submarine support facility; 3 page copy (n.d.) of "U.S. Navy Ships Homeported in cities where Naval Shipyards are located, and U.S. Navy Ships Homeported in San Diego;" letter (4/8/63) from Congressman Frank Horton (N.Y.) to All members of H.R. re/ "April 11, is the 'Submarine Birthday;" news clipping "S.D. A-Sub Pier Project :Postponed," Union, Apr. 4, 1963; excerpt of pp 2195-96 (n.d., n.s.) & office notes re/ submarine pier procurement costs; a letter (12/8/63) from constituent W.D. Hargus (Licensed Surveyor) & Wilson's reply (12/18/63) re/ "proposed enlargement of the Atomic Submarine Base at Ballast Point" & Mr. Hargus' concerns about "disagreeable side effects" such as sewer lines, street access and other transportation issues.


  • created: 1959-1963


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From the Collection: 0.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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