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Oil tank, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Contributed by National Archives at Boston

Oil fires burning in this oil tank,which was located next to the firefighter training structure on Little Chebeague Island were put out by sailors learning shipboard firefighting.

The U.S. Navy used the island during World War II for recreation facilities and to teach firefighting to sailors.

The tank was labeled "Building 22." A 1947 appraisal of the Navy's property on the island done for the War Assets Administration listed the tank as four feet high and made of welded steel.

Other Information


  • Title: Oil tank, Little Chebeague Island, 1947
  • Creator: Swan, Clifford
  • Creation Date: 1947-10-11
  • Subject Date: 1947-10-11
  • Local Name: Little Chebeague Island
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 7.6 x 13.3
  • Local Code: ARC #607653, Box 30, 23/06/09-6
  • Collection: Record Group 270: Records of the War Assets Administration; Real Property Disposal Case Files
  • Object Type: Image

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National Archives at Boston
380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452
(781) 663-0144
http://www.archives.gov

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