Interior of the Naval Air Material Center aircraft factory, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, circa 1944.
flipFlip to Fighting ships of the U. S. Navy moored alongside its famous hammer-head crane, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, circa 1945. Second from left is the USS Wilkes-Barre; third from left is the USS South Dakota.
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Interior photograph of a Naval aircraft factory filled with planes and employees

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

A separate organization inside the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the Naval Air Material Center included a factory that built 156 flying boats during World War II, and an experimental station for the development and testing of new naval technologies.

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