Port Chicago Naval Magazine

July 17, 1994 – Port Chicago Naval Magazine Established As A National Park

On July 17, 1994, fifty years after 320 men were killed by the largest domestic disaster of World War II, Port Chicago was established as a U.S. National Park.


Piece of destroyed ship in Port Chicago National Park.

A boxcar built in July 1945, after the Port Chicago explosion, is within a former V shaped munitions storage area, called a revetment.