Seabee Log Index
place to start is Dr. Vincent A. Transco's History
of the Seabees, which is found on the Navy
History Center's Web site. Just click your
"back" button to return to SeabeeCook.com. The
History Center has a link to the history of the Seabees
for each era.
Here are a few interesting stories:
Since the Seabee Log is no longer in
publication, I've started to post the stories I
authored. I'll also post stories written by
others as I get their permission.
|A Brief History of NMCB
NMCB 18 has had a lively history as a Seabee
battalion and a Marine engineer
tribute to CM3 Marvin G. Shields
Mortally wounded at Dong Xoai, Vietnam on 10 June
1965, Petty Officer Shields paid the ultimate
price. Shields and his unit, Seabee Team 1104,
were constructing a compound for Detachment A342,
5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) when they
were attacked by a Vietcong regiment.
Naval Construction Battalion's History As I
A history of the 101st NCB by Harry Olsen, a
surveyor with the battalion.
Tribute to Dad: Friedrich Karl Johann Taake
Taake served with the 79th Naval Construction
Battalion in World War II.
Seabees on Guadalcanal
Larry DeVries, a retired Naval Reserve Seabee
captain, tells the story of the first combat
campaign for the Seabees.
Service of the 69th Naval Construction Battalion
in the ETO.
Operations at Normandy
Two reports from the Seabee archives at Port
Hueneme, CA give you a sense of the importance of
the Seabee task at Utah and Omaha ...
Food Service in World War II
"Seabee chow," writes William Bradford
Huie in Can Do! The Story of the Seabees,
"is famous on every front." As a Seabee
officer and war correspondent, Seabee cooks
impressed Huie. Speaking of Chief ...
Fighting Seabees of World War II
Formally organized in March 1942, the Naval
Construction Battalions (Seabees) arose from the
military's growing need for base construction,
primarily in the Pacific theater. Rear Admiral
Ben Moreell ...
Ago and Far Away: The Story of the 63rd Seabees
Within the covers of a faded blue and
gold-jacketed book, the spine broken, bound with
a strip of silver duct tape, is a narrative of
memories. A reflection of history, heroes, honor
and the horror of a war ...