Naval Station Everett
Naval Station Everett is located next to the marina area of the city of Everett, WA, 25
miles north of Seattle. The Navy Support Complex is located between Marysville and Arlington, 11 miles
north of the naval station.
Naval Station Everett history began in 1983 when the Secretary of the Navy first
proposed a new Puget Sound area naval base as part of the Strategic Homeport
concept. On April 17, 1984, Everett was selected from among 13 ports as the ideal
location for the new homeport. Congress approved the first funds for construction on
October 2, 1986 and the official ground breaking ceremony was November 9, 1987.
The Navy awarded the $56 million carrier pier construction contract on September 9,
1988, and in June 1992, three Navy ships participated in the formal opening of the
A second ground breaking ceremony was held August 30, 1993 for the Naval Station
Everett Support Complex, located off 136th Street in Smokey Point. The Navy
acquired the 52-acre site to build a commissary, exchange, family service center,
thrift shop, education offices, bachelor officer quarters, craft shop/gear issue, chapel
and religious education center, an auto hobby shop, ball fields and courts, fleet
parking for personnel assigned to deployed Everett-based ships and a 50-room Navy
During the first week of 1994, Naval Station Puget Sound personnel began
transitioning to the new Fleet Support and Administration buildings and officially
began operations at Naval Station Everett. On April 8, 1994, an official dedication
ceremony was conducted with over 1,000 guests in attendance.
On Sept. 3, 1994, USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) and USS FORD (FFG 54) arrived as the
first of seven ships to be assigned here. On November22, 1995, USS PAUL F.
FOSTER (DD 964) arrived at the naval station. On that same date, the Navy officially
announced the assignment of USS DAVID R. RAY (DD 971), USS CALLAGHAN (DD
994), and USS CHANDLER (DDG 996) to Naval Station Everett. USS DAVID R. RAY
arrived July 29, 1996 and USS CALLAGHAN and USS CHANDLER both arrived
September 27, 1996. To complete the complement of ships at Naval Station Everett,
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) made a change of homeport from Puget Sound
Naval Shipyard at Bremerton to Everett on January 8, 1997.
In March 1998, USS CALLAGHAN was decommissioned, and two ships based in
Japan, USS FIFE (DD 991) and USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60), made their official
change of homeport to Everett on May 5, 1998.
In July 1999 the Navy completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) designed to determine the appropriate homeports for three Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in the Pacific Fleet. The Final EIS preferred alternative supports developing facilities to homeport two Nimitz-class carriers at Naval Air Station North Island, CA. It also maintains Naval Station Everett, Wash. as a homeport for one Nimitz-class carrier. The possibility of relocating that ship's homeport to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash., will be re-evaluated after USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completes a six-month scheduled maintenance period there in October 1999.
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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Tuesday, February 15, 2000 2:32:01 PM