CAMP SEABEE
AT EAGLE FARM IN BRISBANE
HOME FOR THE UNITED STATES NAVAL
CONSTRUCTION BATTALION 55

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The 55th Battalion Seabees arrived in Brisbane on 25 March 1943. They camped at Doomben Race Track near Eagle Farm airfield. They built their camp which was known as Camp Seabee on Eagle Farm Road beyond the Base Section 3 Stockade at Eagle Farm and the Australian CCC Camp. It only took them 10 days to build.

When they left Camp Seabee it was handed over to the Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU).

 


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Entrance to Camp Seabee at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. The staff car has the Number Plate USN 911

 


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Liberty Corner - Does anyone know where this photograph was taken.
Note the vehicle with the gas producer on the rear.

 

There was a Liberty Corner mentioned at Stanley Street, Woolloongabba in an advertisement for a dentist named R.O. Meyer in the Brisbane Telegraph of 6 June 1949. Could this have been the Liberty Corner in the above photograph. Seems a long way from Camp Seabee. More likely to be in the Eagle Farm / Hamilton / Ascot area.

 

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Camp Seabee

 

 

1944 Photograph showing Camp Seabee and surrounding areas

 


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The Electricians of the 77th Seabees at Camp Seabee

 

 

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Tent life at Camp Seabee

 


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"Enlisted Men's' Hangout" - New World Cafe - English, American
and Chinese Dishes. Located at 360 Queens Street, Brisbane

 

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

"The 55 Seabees 1942 - 1945"
Published by the officers and men of United States Naval Construction Battalion 55

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Eric Anning for his assistance with this web page.

 

Can anyone help me with more information?

 

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This page first produced 20 May 2000

This page last updated 29 December 2015