Posted by: Jeromy | February 20, 2009

Pedro Photo on Friday


See previous post about the LA Times Mapping LA Project.

Posted by: Jeromy | February 20, 2009

LA Times Neighborhood Mapping Project


The LA Times has launched a project to map precise boundaries for City of Los Angeles Neighborhoods.  This may yield some surprising and interesting dialogue amongst neighbors and communities throughout LA.  There are already some interesting comments from neighbors in our community about San Pedro’s boundaries.

Please see:

Posted by: Jeromy | February 6, 2009

Pedro Photo on Friday

Posted by: Jeromy | January 30, 2009

Pedro Photo on Friday

The launching of the USS Norton Sound from Los Angeles Drydock in San Pedro, CA

The launching of the USS Norton Sound from Los Angeles Drydock in San Pedro, CA

Some info from the NavSource Website about the USS Norton Sound:

Currituck Class Seaplane Tender: Laid down, 7 September 1942, at Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., San Pedro, CA.
– Launched, 28 November 1943
-Commissioned USS Norton Sound (AV-11), 8 January 1945, CAPT. Ben Scott Custer USN in command
-Converted to a mobile missile launching platform at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. from February 1948 to October 1948
-Redesignated Guided Missile Ship, (AVM-1), 8 August 1951
-Decommissioned, 10 August 1959, at Norfolk, VA.
-Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, VA.
-Recommissioned, 20 June 1960, at Baltimore, MD.
-Decommissioned, 11 December 1986
-Struck from the Naval Register, 26 January 1987
-Title transfer to the Maritime Administration, 20 October 1988

-Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet

-Final Disposition, sold to C.J.W. Shipping and Trading Company, San Francisco, CA. for $1,725,000, and towed to Taiwan, to be scrapped
-USS Norton Sound received two battle stars for World War II service

Posted by: Jeromy | January 25, 2009

Pedro Photo on Friday


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