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Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Gun Cotton Magazine, Railroad Avenue northwest of Pier 34, Vallejo, Solano County, CA



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HB167822

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HB167824


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Location
Railroad Avenue northwest of Pier 34, Vallejo, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-1543-U
National Register Number: 75002103
Significance: Following the explosion in Building A4 in 1892, the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance corrected many of their munitions handling procedures. Building A11 is a direct result. Building A11 was built in 1895 as a 720 square foot brick magazine for the storage of gun cotton. Building A11 was the first magazine dedicated to the storage of gun cotton. Previous practice was to store gun cotton with other explosives. Gun cotton was the primary explosive for torpedoes and mines.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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