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29 Aug 2017

Naval Station Mayport, 1943

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“U.S. Naval Section Base, Mayport, Florida, July 1943. Photo taken from the wind tower, looking South, towards the beaches. Yachts & Pogy Boats were the fleet at the base.”  LS This early view of Naval Station Mayport was taken while photographer Loyd Sandgren was stationed there. The Navy photographer job first brought him to Jacksonville [...]

01 Sep 2016

Ribault Monument

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“The Ribault Monument, the highest point in Duval County. It’s near Fort Caroline Road and on a clear day you can see Mayport Naval Base and all its ships. At one time this monument was at Mayport. My blind friend Carl Bolton is standing there”  LS The Ribault Monument is part of Fort Caroline National [...]

11 Nov 2015

Corsairs At The Ready, Mayport 1944

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“U.S. Naval Air Station, Mayport, Florida.  September 1944. This photo is looking North-East where the new base had a name change and was now an Airbase.  Most of the airplanes were Corsairs, as many as 17 pilots were killed in one afternoon there.  My job was to photograph the wrecks.” LS Loyd Sandgren first came [...]

09 Apr 2013

Navy Ship At Mayport, 1944

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“Here is tow ships that were at our base.  This was in 1944 and they were about as big as we could handle at the time.”  LS Another early photo from U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Mayport, Florida.  I could not track down any solid information about this particular ship but if any Navy Ship experts [...]

11 Jan 2013

The Russian Navy Comes To Mayport, 1944

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“About 1944, we had lots of Russian Sailors picking up the American give away boats.  They loved to go out to sea and drop depth-charges.  Often I would go out with them and take pictures.  In this case I would take the picture and give each sailor a print.  They thought that was so great [...]

10 Oct 2012

U.S. Naval Frontier Base Mayport

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  This was what is now known as Naval Station Mayport just two years after it was commissioned in 1942 and set up as a submarine maintenance and refueling facility as well as a home port for minesweepers during WW II.  It was not until 1952 that the first carrier called the base home. There [...]

16 Sep 2011

Volleyball 1940′s

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Sailors use their down time to play volleyball at Naval Station Mayport during the 1940′s.  Loyd Sandgren was stationed there as the base photographer from 1942 to 1945.

15 Jul 2011

Mayport Basin, 1940′s

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Mayport Naval Station during WWII, dirt roads, what look like graded runways, lots of sand and scrub.  Just a handful of buildings near the West edge of the basin.  Loyd Sandgren served as the Navy Base’s photographer from 1942 to 1945 when according to what he told me, there was just a dirt road leading [...]

22 Nov 2010

Mayport Naval Station Baseball 1943

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According to Loyd’s notes this was shot on Sanders Field at Mayport Naval Station in 1943 during the time he was stationed there as a Navy photographer.  The fielding team has Gibbs on their jersey. I can’t read the base runners.

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More