Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Acid Mixing Facility, California Avenue & E Street, Vallejo, Solano County, CA
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California Avenue & E Street, Vallejo, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-1543-G
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1983 subsequent work
National Register Number: 75002103
Significance: Building 463 was built in 1932 as an acid mixing facility. It and related acid storage tanks had a significant role during World War II in supporting submarine battery repair and overhaul. This use continued until 1983 when the facility was closed.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. West Front Elevation
2. South Side Elevation showing elevated tank structure at right.
3. Detail of roof overhang, west elevation, and knee braces.
4. South Side Elevation-Elevated Tank Structure.
5. West Side-Elevated Tank Structure with fume exhaust system and support structure in foreground.
6. North Side-Elevated Tank Structure
7. East Side Elevation-Redwood Acid Storage Tanks.
8. East Side Elevation-Replacement Steel Acid Storage Tanks
9. Detail View-Redwood Acid Storage Tank showing reinforcing band detail.
10. Detail of Bottom Exterior of Redwood Tank.
11. Acid Cooling System showing piping running through plastic lined water bath trough.
12. Acid Mixing Tank with fume extraction ducting.
13. Interior of Acid Mixing Tank showing fume extraction ducting and flow controls.
14. Detail view of acid transfer piping-interior of building.
15. Photocopy of historic view No. 31001 showing expansion of Building 461 (9/4/56) showing Building 463 tanks to the right of the photo. Original is on file Mare Island Naval Shipyard-Photography Lab. Photographer unknown.
16. Photocopy of historic view No. 89056 (1/20/69) showing plates of standard submarine battery. Original is on file Mare Island Naval Shipyard-Photography Lab. Photographer unknown.
17. Photocopy of historic view No. 59985 (7/29/63) showing portable electrolyte transfer tank used in overhaul of submarine batteries. Original is on file Mare Island Naval Shipyard-Photography Lab. Photographer unknown.
18. Yards & Docks Drawing 112,447 (463-A-1) (1931), 'Battery Overhaul Bldg., Acid Mixing Plant & Misc. Details'
19. Public Works Department Drawing 463-A-2 (1958), 'Platform & Walk ways, Acid Storage Tanks'
20. Public Works Department Drawing 461-M-7 (1943), 'Sulphuric Acid Storage System-Building 463 Details'
21. Public Works Department Drawing 461-M-8 (1943), 'Sulphuric Acid Storage System-Storage Tank Details'
22. Public Works Department Drawing 461-M-9 (1931), 'Platform and Tanks For Acid and Distilled Water'
23. Public Works Department Drawing 461-M-10 (1931), 'Electrolyte and Distilled Water-Piping and Fittings'
24. Public Works Department Drawing 461-M-18 (1956), 'Tank Piping Plan And Details'
25. Public Works Department Drawing 461-M-19 (1956), 'Tank Details'
26. Public Works Department Drawing 461-M-20 (1956), 'Miscellaneous Details'
27. Naval Facility Engineering Command Drawing 6068752 (463-M-3) (1975), 'Electrolite Aerosol Removal System'
28. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Drawing 6072429 (463-M-4) (1975), 'Acid Piping Replacement & Pump Transfer System (Tank Area)'
29. Public Works Department Drawing 461-S-18 (1943), 'Sulphuric Acid Storage System-Details Of Tank Platform'
30. Public Works Department Drawing 461-S-27 (1956), 'Structural-Acid Storage Tanks'
31. Public Works Department Drawing 463-M-5 (1992), 'Replace Acid Tank No. 3-Plan, Elevation, Details'
32. Public Works Department Drawing 463-S-1(1934), 'Mixing Room, Repairs To Floor'
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