Naval Magazine and Net Depot
Melville, Newport, Rhode Island


Portions of Middletown and Portsmouth, RI. Prudence Island in the distance.

The Naval Magazine at Prudence Island, in Narraganset Bay, RI. was officially known as the U.S. Naval Magazine and Net Depot, Melville, Newport, Rhode Island. During WWII, it was also the training facility for PT Boat Crews. The Nav. Mag. was tasked to support the Destroyer Divisions home ported at Newport, with gun ammunition and mines in support of the New London submarines, Quonset Point aircraft, and other surface contingencies. A center of Naval activity prior to WWII, there many US Navy facilities in the area. The Naval Magazine processed U/W weapons until 1961. The facility was decommissioned sometime after that.

 


1960 - New MNC, William A. Roberts, forground,  AO1 James Wright (EOD).

 


Naval Magazine and Net Depot Newport, Prudence Isl. RI - 1962 - Being wetted down.
 Far left MN1 Robert Green, center and new chief Ed Oyer, far right, MNC Anderson.

 


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