PORT CHICAGO NM CLOSURE
Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM is currently closed until September 18, 2014. For tours, reservations are required at least one week in advance.
69th Annual Commemoration
Please join us on Saturday July 20, 2013 for the 69th annual commemoration of the Port Chicago explosion. On the night of July 17, 1944, a massive explosion killed 320 men instantly as they were loading munitions bound for the Pacific Theater.
Come celebrate the legacy these men at the10:00 a.m. ceremony. Afterward, Park Rangers will be giving short programs. There will be a showing a Port Chicago film and opportunities to socialize.
Because the event will be held on an active military base, all visitors must have reservations and a security check. When reserving your spot, please be ready to provide:
· First and Last Name
Did You Know?
After the Port Chicago explosion on July 17, 1944, where more than 5000 tons of TNT went off, the deepwater harbor and piers were completely destroyed. Surprisingly, the harbor and pier were back up and running in a month.