1 Jun 1806

United States
13 Jul 1807

United States
16 May 1813

United States
2 Jun 1824

United States
21 Dec 1824

United States
10 Jun 1833

United States
19 Nov 1839

United States
12 Jun 1841

United States
15 Jul 1843

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1 Oct 1846

United States
1 Oct 1849

United States
14 Oct 1852

United States
1 Oct 1855

United States
8 Jun 1857

United States
1 Nov 1858

United States
25 Oct 1861

United States
1 May 1865

United States
1 May 1868

United States
  • Rear Admiral Sylvanus W. Godon was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
15 Oct 1870

United States
  • Rear Admiral Melancton Smith was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
1 Jun 1872

United States
  • Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
1 Sep 1876

United States
  • Commodore James W. Nicholson was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
1 May 1880

United States
1 Apr 1882

United States
31 Mar 1884

United States
  • Commodore Thomas S. Fillebrown was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
31 Dec 1884

United States
15 Oct 1886

United States
15 Feb 1889

United States
14 Nov 1889

United States
  • Rear Admiral Daniel L. Braine was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
20 May 1891

United States
1 Jun 1893

United States
  • Rear Admiral Bancroft Gherardi was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
22 Nov 1894

United States
1 May 1897

United States
14 Jan 1899

United States
  • Commodore John Woodward Philip was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
17 Jul 1900

United States
  • Rear Admiral Albert S. Barker was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
1 Apr 1903

United States
  • Rear Admiral Frederick Rodgers was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
3 Oct 1904

United States
  • Rear Admiral Joseph B. Coghlan was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
1 Jun 1907

United States
  • Rear Admiral Caspar F. Goodrich was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
15 May 1909

United States
21 Mar 1910

United States
  • Captain Lewis Sayre Van Duzer was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
1 Jul 1910

United States
  • Rear Admiral Eugene H. C. Leutze was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
6 Jun 1912

United States
16 Mar 1914

United States
  • The keel of battleship Arizona was laid down at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
28 Sep 1914

United States
  • Rear Admiral Nathaniel R. Usher was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
19 Jun 1915

United States
  • Battleship Arizona was launched from Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
31 Aug 1915

Photo(s) dated 31 Aug 1915
Launching ways for battleship California (future USS New Mexico) New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 31 Aug 1915
14 Oct 1915

United States Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1915
Workers at the keel laying ceremony of battleship California (future New Mexico), New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 14 Oct 1915US Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels at the keel laying  ceremony of battleship California (future New Mexico), New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 14 Oct 1915
16 Nov 1916

United States
  • USS Arizona departed Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, United States for shakedown training. ww2dbase [Arizona | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
24 Dec 1916

United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, United States for post-shakedown overhaul. ww2dbase [Arizona | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
3 Apr 1917

United States
  • USS Arizona completed post-shakedown overhaul and departed Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
13 Apr 1917

United States
  • The battleship New Mexico was launched at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, sponsored by Margaret De Baca, daughter of a former governor of the state of New Mexico. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | New Mexico | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
6 Oct 1917

Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1917
Equipping battleship New Mexico, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 6 Oct 1917, photo 1 of 2Equipping battleship New Mexico, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 6 Oct 1917, photo 2 of 2
25 Feb 1918

United States
  • Rear Admiral John D. McDonald was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
1 Jul 1921

United States
  • Rear Admiral Carl T. Vogelgesang was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
27 Nov 1922

United States
  • Rear Admiral Charles P. Plunkett was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
16 Feb 1928

United States
2 Jul 1928

United States
  • Rear Admiral Louis R. de Steiguer was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
18 Mar 1931

United States
  • Rear Admiral William W. Phelps was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
30 Jun 1933

United States
  • Rear Admiral Yates Stirling, Jr. was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
15 Feb 1934

United States
9 Mar 1936

United States
20 Apr 1936

United States
  • Rear Admiral Harris L. Laning was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
9 Dec 1936

United States
19 May 1937

Photo(s) dated 19 May 1937
US Coast Guard cutter John C. Spencer departing on her maiden voyage to US Territory of Alaska from New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 19 May 1937
24 Jun 1937

Photo(s) dated 24 Jun 1937
Helena under construction at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 24 Jun 1937
1 Oct 1937

United States
  • Rear Admiral Clark H. Woodward was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
27 Oct 1937

United States
11 Aug 1938

United States
  • A specially prepared Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor aircraft "Brandenburg" (D-ACON), flown by Deutsche Luft Hansa Captains Henke and von Moreau, landed at Floyd Bennett Field, New York, United States, having made the 3,958-mile nonstop journey from Berlin via Hamburg, Glasgow, Newfoundland and Halifax in a record-breaking flight time of 24 hours and 36 minutes. ww2dbase [Fw 200 Condor | Brooklyn, New York | AC]
Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1938
Lufthansa airliner version of the Focke-Wulf Condor at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York, 11 Aug 1938 after completing the first transatlantic flight from Berlin.
27 Aug 1938

Photo(s) dated 27 Aug 1938
Helena under construction at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938Launching ceremony of Helena, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938, photo 1 of 2Launching ceremony of Helena, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938, photo 2 of 2
28 Aug 1938

Photo(s) dated 28 Aug 1938
View of Helena
16 Jan 1939

Photo(s) dated 16 Jan 1939
View of North Carolina
27 Aug 1939

United States
14 Oct 1939

United States
2 Mar 1940

United States
13 Jun 1940

United States Photo(s) dated 13 Jun 1940
Launching of North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 13 Jun 1940North Carolina shortly after launching, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 13 Jun 1940Christening of North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 13 Jun 1940; note Isabel Young Hoey breaking champagne bottleLaunching ceremony of North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 13 Jun 1940, photo 1 of 4
See all photos dated 13 Jun 1940
27 Jun 1940

United States
  • The keel for battleship Iowa was laid down at the Brooklyn Naval Shipyard in New York, United States. ww2dbase [Iowa | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
30 Jun 1940

Photo(s) dated 30 Jun 1940
Battleship North Carolina off New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, late Jun 1940
19 Aug 1940

Photo(s) dated 19 Aug 1940
Working on the rudder of battleship North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 19 Aug 1940
7 Sep 1940

Photo(s) dated 7 Sep 1940
Installation of the No. 3 turret of battleship North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 7 Sep 1940, photo 1 of 2Installation of the No. 3 turret of battleship North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 7 Sep 1940, photo 2 of 2
30 Sep 1940

Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1940
Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 30 Sep 1940, photo 1 of 2Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 30 Sep 1940, photo 2 of 2
9 Nov 1940

Photo(s) dated 9 Nov 1940
Installation of a gun of No. 2 turret of battleship North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 9 Nov 1940, photo 1 of 2Installation of a gun of No. 2 turret of battleship North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 9 Nov 1940, photo 2 of 2
18 Nov 1940

Photo(s) dated 18 Nov 1940
Installation of a gun of No. 3 turret of battleship North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 18 Nov 1940
30 Dec 1940

Photo(s) dated 30 Dec 1940
Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 30 Dec 1940
17 Apr 1941

Photo(s) dated 17 Apr 1941
North Carolina fitting out at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 17 Apr 1941, photo 2 of 2North Carolina fitting out at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 17 Apr 1941, photo 1 of 2
2 Jun 1941

United States
  • Rear Admiral Edward J. Marquart was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
27 Jun 1941

Photo(s) dated 27 Jun 1941
Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 27 Jun 1941
3 Oct 1941

Photo(s) dated 3 Oct 1941
Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 3 Oct 1941, photo 1 of 2Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 3 Oct 1941, photo 2 of 2
1 Nov 1941

Photo(s) dated 1 Nov 1941
North Carolina at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 1 Nov 1941; note measure 12 modified camouflageForward turrets of North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 1 Nov 1941; note measure 12 modified camouflage
24 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 24 Dec 1941
USS Atlanta
7 Jan 1942

Photo(s) dated 7 Jan 1942
USS Milwaukee off the New York Navy Yard, United States, 7 Jan 1942View of USS Milwaukee
11 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Feb 1942
Cruiser Juneau in New York Harbor, United States, 11 Feb 1942. Photo 1 of 3.Cruiser Juneau in New York Harbor, United States, 11 Feb 1942. Photo 2 of 3.Cruiser Juneau in New York Harbor, United States, 11 Feb 1942. Photo 3 of 3.
14 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 14 Feb 1942
The five Sullivan brothers aboard USS Juneau upon her commissioning at New York Navy Yard, 14 Feb 1942. Left to Right they are Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison, and George. All five were later lost with the ship.
19 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 19 Feb 1942
20mm ready service and clipping room on the main deck of USS North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 19 Feb 1942Crew mess hall aboard USS North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 19 Feb 194220mm Oerlikon cannon aboard USS North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 19 Feb 194230cal gun mount aboard USS North Carolina, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 19 Feb 1942
4 May 1942

United States
23 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 23 May 1942
USS Quincy at New York Navy Yard, 23 May 1942
29 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 29 May 1942
View forward from USS Quincy
1 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 1 Jun 1942
USS Juneau at anchor in New York City, New York, United States, 1 Jun 1942. Note that the upper surfaces retain the earlier camouflage scheme while hull has been repainted with different pattern.
11 Jun 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1942
Battleship North Carolina at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11 Jun 1940
3 Jul 1942

Photo(s) dated 3 Jul 1942
Battleship Iowa under construction, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 3 Jul 1942
18 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 18 Aug 1942
Close up view of the tower foremast of USS Washington, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 18 Aug 1942View of stern of USS Washington, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 18 Aug 1942
27 Aug 1942

United States
  • Battleship Iowa was launched in Brooklyn, New York, United States, sponsored by Ilo Wallace, wife of Vice President Henry Wallace. ww2dbase [Iowa | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
15 Oct 1942

United States
15 Dec 1942

United States
15 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 15 Jan 1943
USS Iowa at the New York Naval Shipyard, New York, United States, 15 Jan 1943, photo 1 of 2USS Iowa at the New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 15 Jan 1943, photo 2 of 2
22 Feb 1943

United States
  • Iowa was commissioned into service at Brooklyn Naval Shipyard in New York, United States with Captain John L. McCrea in command. ww2dbase [Iowa | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
2 Jun 1943

United States
  • Rear Admiral Monroe R. Kelly was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
9 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 9 Jul 1943
View of USS IowaUSS Iowa at the New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943; note carrier in backgroundView of turret No. 2 and surrounding 20mm Oerlikon mounts aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View of Bofors cluster aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
See all photos dated 9 Jul 1943
18 Dec 1943

United States
  • US Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King decreed that helicopter training would be carried out at Floyd Bennett Field, New York, United States by the US Coast Guard. ww2dbase [Ernest King | Brooklyn, New York | AC]
29 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 29 Jan 1944
Launching of Missouri, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 29 Jan 1944
26 Feb 1944

United States
29 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1944
Aerial view of United States Coast Guard cutter Spencer in New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 29 Apr 1944
6 Aug 1944

United States
5 Dec 1944

United States
  • Rear Admiral Freeland A. Daubin was named the commanding officer of New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York Navy Yard | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
15 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1945
Aerial view of New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 15 Apr 1945; note USS Reprisal, USS Coral Sea/Franklin D. Roosevelt, USS Kearsarge, and USS Oriskany under construction
28 Apr 1945

United States
27 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1945
President Truman aboard USS Missouri at the Brooklyn Navy Yard examining the deck marker on the spot where the surrender was signed in Tokyo Bay, Navy Day, 27 Oct 1945. Also Adm Jonas H Ingram and FAdm William D Leahy
30 Oct 1945

United States
15 Nov 1945

United States
25 Feb 1946

United States
4 Apr 1952

United States
  • Ticonderoga was decommissioned at New York Naval Shipyard, New York, United States for modernization and conversion work. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
7 Nov 1952

United States
13 Nov 1952

United States
11 Sep 1954

United States
  • USS Ticonderoga was recommissioned after modernization; she was now under the command of Captain William A. Schoech. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Brooklyn, New York | CPC]
22 Jun 1958

Photo(s) dated 22 Jun 1958
Enterprise at New York Navy Yard 10 days before her scrapping, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 22 Jun 1958
19 Nov 1964

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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