Sangley Point Naval Base

Satellite view image of the Sangley Point Naval Base in Cavite City.

The location of Sangley Point Naval Base is the most probable reason why northern Cavite has hi-res imagery in Google Local. The same can be said for the former U.S. Clark Air Base. But it’s intriguing to note that Subic Bay isn’t in hi-res, and we don’t know why parts of Bulacan have hi-res imagery.

Sangley Point Naval Base is currently where most of the Philippine Navy’s fleet is headquartered. The base occupies the northern portion of the Cavite City peninsula. You can see some of the ships along Canacao Bay between the “claws” of the city. Quite visible, even from afar, is the base’s 2-kilometer-long airstrip (part of the Danilo Atienza Air Base), which is the home of the Philippine Air Force’s 15th Strike Wing.

During World War II, the base was the headquarters of the United States Asiatic Fleet. The base was also used during the Vietnam War. More information at Wikipedia.

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March 20, 2006
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  1. victor vibal wrote on June 21, 2011 @ 04:55PM

    Why don’t the government use sangley point as replacement for NAIA airports?

    connecting sangley point by train crossing the manila bay will provide faster means of transport.

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