San Francisco Shipyards at Pier 70

Photos from 1996


The San Francisco Shipyards exist at Pier 70 in the Central Basin. There were three active Dry Docks, and usually one or two ships in Drydock at any time up until the early 2000s. Mostly frieghters, sometimes a military ship, and a few times a year a Carnival Cruise Ship.
 

The original Pier 70 has given in to the sea. However, in the distance you can see the still maintained extension of it. The Shipyards will use this pier when readying a ship to sail if all other docks are full. We've seen it active only a couple times in the last 90s.

The old building where Submarines were manufactured for WWII
 
The Bus Graveyard was nextdoor to the shipyards. Old Muni Busses and Trolleys end up here before being sold as scrap.

Photos from September, 2000


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Photos from early 2000s

This is a wide view of the shipyards from the bay side.

The best place to view the shipyards in action is Agua Vista park, next to the old Mission Rock Resort (recently torn down and rebuilt as Kelly's Mission Rock).

This is right across the street from the old Santa Fe rail yards. This will soon become the new UCSF Campus.

You can see that the changes in this part of San Francisco, part of the new Mission Bay development and Pier 70 redevelopment, have been remarkable! We also have a partial archive of the Old San Francisco Drydock web page