1920: No Navy for Hunters Point
A Congressional hearing on Pacific Coast Naval Bases takes place at San Francisco City Hall. At the meeting, Mayor James Rolph and other City representatives, defend a proposal to establish a Navy shipyard at Hunters Point. Congress says “No thanks” to the proposal. Instead, they sign a bill authorizing the Navy to contract with Bethlehem Steel and other private companies at Hunters Point for shipbuilding and repair services.