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  America and World War II (1941-1945)

Drydock 4, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
We repaired our stricken fleet.

Drydock 4
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Bremerton, Washington

   This vast concrete pit at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is known as Drydock 4. It was one of two 1,000-foot long ship repair facilities constructed here around the beginning of World War II. These enormous drydocks could hold the largest, fastest battleships of the time.

  After the bombing of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the USS Tennessee, Maryland, Nevada, California, and West Virginia were all sent from Hawaii to Bremerton's Drydock 4 for critical repairs. Then they were returned to active duty for the remainder of World War II. By the end of the war, this famous shipyard had repaired, overhauled, and modernized 344 fighting ships of all types.

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