Davisville and the Seabees
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Davisville and the Seabees, a 128 page trade paperback history of the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion Center at Davisville, Rhode Island base, the original home of the Seabees. Authors Walter K. Schroder, a military historian and former Defense Department contracting officer, and Gloria A. Emma, former executive secretary to 17 Commanding Officers at the base, have brought together their extensive knowledge of the Seabee Center to tell the Davisville story.
During World War II, over 100 battalions were trained at Davisville. Between 1942 and 1994, when the base was closed, the Seabees participated in every war involving the United States. The Quonset Hut and the Davisville Pontoons were both developed at Davisville. This is the illustrated story of the men and women who came to Davisville and their legacy of superb accomplishments in the service of their country.