Squadron Scrapbook
Port Lyautey/Kenitra

Page Twenty Nine

The photos on this page depict some of the prominent "landmarks" in Port Lyautey. Pete Owen, who contributed these photos, developed his collection of Port Lyautey scenes during extended tours of duty there throughout the 1950s.


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Avenue Foch, one of Port Lyautey's main streets.

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/Another view of Ave Foch.

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Clock Square, a primary reference point in the town of Port Lyautey for U.S. servicemen and their dependents.

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Upon arrival in Morocco, many Navy families were first quartered in the Hotel Europa in downtown Port Lyautey.

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Besides housing newly arriving members of the squadron, the Hotel Rotunde had an open-air bar that offered a good view of activity on Port Lyautey's main street.

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Mammas, another longtime favorite with VR-24 personnel.

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The train station in Port Lyautey. Sailors sometimes arranged after-hours races beteen one-horse taxis, otherwise known as couches, on the spacious approach to the station.

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NAS Port Lyautey Bldg 69, the repository of all matters pertaining to supply, including financing/disbursing for VR-24 operations.

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