Mare Island Navy Yard is located at Vallejo, California approximately 30 miles northeast of San Francisco.

The base there was established In 1854 by Commodore David G. Farragut, its first commandant, on an island 3½ miles long by up to one mile wide.

During World War I the yard commenced construction of fifteen flush-deck destroyers and set a record in launching Ward 17½ days after laying her keel. During World War II, it repaired 1,227 ships and built 391 new ones.

Following World War II, the yard continued as a major overhaul and repair facility for submarines. It closed in 1996.