Transient Personnel Naval Receiving Stations
Sailors wait for their next orders at the Naval Receiving Station and are considered transient personnel. The US Naval Training and Distribution Center at Shoemaker, California, is one such station on the west coast.
Life In The Naval Receiving Station Of The U S. Naval Training and Distribution Center - Shoemaker, California. When a new unit now rapidly nearing completion is in operation, the Receiving Station will provide facilities for approximately 30,000 transient personnel. Activities include: three mess halls each with capacity of 10,000 per meal; two theaters with seating capacity of 2,000 each and two with seating capacity of 1,000 each.
Roster and Photos from Volume XXVII from 1945 Lists 617 Transient Personnel. The U. S. Naval Training and Distribution Center (TADCEN for short) at Camp Elliot is the Grand Central Station of the 11th Naval District.