Seabee Chief Petty Officer

This Week in Seabee History (October 21 – 27)

This Week in Seabee History (October 21 – 27)

Photograph of the first Chief Petty Officers of the Seabees at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, January 1942. In October 1941, the first Chief Petty Officers were reassigned from the fleet into the newly created Headquarters Construction Companies, the predecessor to the Construction Battalions. After December 7, 1941, these units were merged into the First Naval Construction Battalion which left the states for Bora Bora on January 27, 1942. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy Seabee Museum)