by Craig R. Scott, CG
A naval district is a military and administrative command that is a part of the Shore Establishment. A naval district is responsible for military coordination, and all naval activities in the district and waters. The 13th Naval District was established in 1903. By 1942, the headquarters was in Seattle, at which time the district consisted of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and the Territory of Alaska (which would become the 17th Naval District in 1944). The district was disestablished in 1980.
The press clippings relate to activities of naval personnel in the 13th Naval District and items of interest to the Public Information Department. The images are of newspaper articles taken largely from the Bremerton Sun and the Daily News Searchlight.