United States Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 58 Association

WWII and Seabee Songs

The Great 58 World War II

Seabee 58 Anchor

The 58th Naval Construction Battalion was brought to life 26 December 1942, during World War II, at Camp Allen in Norfolk, Virginia. They first deployed to Guadalcanal, and the 58th was the first Construction Battalion to land with the Marines in the initial assault on Vella LaVella, Northern Solomons.

Later they deployed to Banika, Los Negros and Okinawa where, in addition to numerous construction projects, they kept the Yontan Air-field open during 261 enemy raids, which allowed Major "Pappy" Boyington and his F4U Corsairs of the famed VMF 214 Black Sheep Squadron to bring the war to the Japanese.

With the end of World War II in sight, the 58th redeployed home and was eventually decommissioned in May 1946 after four years of continuous outstanding service.

NMCB 58 Ribbons

Song of the Seabees

We're the Seabees of the Navy,
We can build and we can fight.
We‘ll pave the way to victory,
And guard it day and night.
And we promise that we‘ll remember,
the seventh of December.
We‘re the Seabees of the Navy,
Bees of the Seven Seas!

We‘re the Seabees of the Navy,
The “Can-Do” men in green.
In war and peace you‘ll find us,
Ready on the scene.
And no matter what the mission,
With our past we‘ll keep tradition.
We‘re the Seabees of the Navy,
Bees of the Seven Seas!

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