#0751 First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific


#0751 First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific

Site information:

Corner of Mare Island Way and Tennessee St, Vallejo

This location is for the plaque near the entrance to the island.


There are numerous buildings still extant, though much of shipyard has been repurposed.  Most of the buildings are along Nimitz Ave on Mare Island.  The chapel and officer's quarters are along Walnut Ave.

38.099911, -122.270630

Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First U.S. Naval Station in the Pacific

Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854, by the then Commander David G. Farragut, USN. Site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by Commodore John D. Sloat, USN.

Mare Island had the Navy's first shipyard, ammunition depot, hospital, Marine barracks, cemetery, chapel and radio station in the Pacific.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Solano County Historical Society, December 18, 1960.

Registered 10/11/1960