This Week in Seabee History: August 1st

August 1

1944: commissioning of the 7th Naval Construction Brigade; the 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 35th, 36th, 37th Naval Construction Regiments (RCN) were commissioned.
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1957: The 10th NCB is redesignated Naval Construction Forces Pacific. This would later become the Pacific Naval Construction Battalions.
1966: NMCB 9 main body of 646 personnel deployed to Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam (RVN) on seven C-141 aircraft.
1967: The 32nd NCR is established at Gia Le Phu Bai, RVN. Cmdt. R. L. Foley, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), commanding officer of NMCB 3, assumed command of the 32nd NCR during the regiment’s commissioning ceremonies.
1967: Lt Cmdr. RS Stedman, Jr., CEC, was relieved of his duties as NMCB 1 Executive Officer by Lt. Cmdr. WF Glover, CEC.
1967: NMCB 121 arrives at Phu Bai, RVN.
1985: NMCB 7 returned to service at Construction Battalion Center (CBC) Gulfport, Mississippi.
2002: Captain Gary Engle was selected as the first Chief of Staff for the new Naval Construction Division (1NCD), which was tasked with leading the Naval Construction Force (NCF) globally.
2007: Lt Cmdr. Vic Velasco, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), relieved Cmdr. Tim Liberatore, CEC, as Commanding Officer of Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 at Naval Station Ventura County (NBVC), Port Hueneme, CA.
2014: Capt. Marc Delao, CEF, relieved Capt. Joseph Campbell, CEF, as commanding officer of Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia.

August 2nd

1942: 16th NCB commissioned at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia.

1965: On this day, the Chief of Naval Materiel transferred responsibility for materiel support of the Navy’s floating drydocks to the Bureau of Ships in the Office of Yards and Docks. The transfer was made in order to provide more effective support to the Naval Task Forces. Material support included research, development, testing, procurement, production, supply, maintenance and modification, as well as planning, budgeting and providing feasibility advice for floating drydocks.

1971: Cmdt. DG Wilson, CEC, relieved CDR HE Keppell, Jr., CEC, as commanding officer of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 302.


August 3

1946: 53rd NCB inactivated on Bikini Atoll.

1967: NMCB 8 main body of 20 officers and 664 enlisted deployed by eight C-141s from Chu Lai, RVN to CBC, Port Hueneme, CA.

1967: NMCB 6’s main body of 19 officers and 533 enlisted men arrived at Camp Miller, Chu Lai, RVN.

1970: Capt. Walter E. Marquardt, Jr., CEF, relieves Capt. Charles C. Heid, CEF, as commander of 21st NCR.

2012: Capt. Joe Campbell, CEF, relieved Capt. Joe Grealish, CEF, as commanding officer of Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 at Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia.


August 4

1971: Cmdt. EJ Peltier, Jr., CEF, assumed command of ACB 2. He reported to Cmdr. Russell Myers, Jr., CEC, who had been in command since July 1969.


5 August

1943: 113th NCB commissioned at NCTC Camp Peary, Magruder, Virginia.

1968: Seabee Team 0310 deployed to Long Xuyen, RVN, and Seabee Team 0311 deployed to Can Tho, RVN via government aircraft.

1968: Special Battalion quarters were held to announce that NMCB 74 had been selected as the best of type among Atlantic Fleet Construction Forces for the period July 1967 to July 1968.

1969: Seabee Team 0312 deployed to Ben Tre, RVN via government aircraft.

1970: The main body of NMCB 71 departed Davisville, Rhode Island for deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


August 6

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August 7

2015: Capt. Greg Vinci, Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), relieved Capt. Eric Aaby, CEC, as Commanding Officer of Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB), Coronado, California.

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