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Naval Facility San Nicolas Island
October 1957 - March 1984

NAVFAC Adak PUC

Naval Facility San Nicolas Island was commissioned on 31 October 1957. Located sixty miles south-southwest of Point Magu, California, the island is the outermost of the Channel Islands off southern California. San Nicolas was occupied solely by the Navy with the Naval Facility located on the eastern shore about mid-island. Although dependents were not authorized on the island, numerous recreational facilities and activities kept assigned personnel busy, including fishing, movies, bowling, pool, softball, football, tennis, basketball, hiking, volleyball, handball, and swimming. Diving for abalone shells, unique to the waters, was a special treat. NAVFAC “San Nic” operated for a proud twenty-six and a half years and was decommissioned 02 March 1984 when it was remoted to NAVFAC Centerville Beach.

NAVFAC Adak Building