US Naval Communication Station, Sidi Yahia, Morocco

The following photographs were taken by Larry Taylor. Larry enlisted in the Navy in Aug. 1968 and after boot camp in San Diego was sent to "A" school in San Diego for Interior Communications Electrician (IC). After IC-A school, he was sent to Morocco for 15 months, where he worked
in the terminal building basement
(where the work shop was located). His duties consisted of installing and maintaining the base telephone system.

Before leaving Sidi Yahia for a new assignment, his duty section asked for a volunteer to replace the light bulb in the north 400 ft. tower. Larry volunteered for this duty, grabbed his camera and after 15 - 20 minutes of steady climbing he reached the 400' level and took the two photographs following of the base.

After Morocco he was stationed aboard a ship out of Norfolk Va. for the final two years of duty. He was discharged in August of 1972 and went to college and received a BS in computer science. Following graduation he went to work for the Bell System and 35 years later is still working there. Larry lives in Utah and former shipmates can reach him at


View of the base from north tower

Another view of the base from north tower

Larry Taylor headed to Fez

View of the terminal building with the north tower in upper right. The basement of the building was the location of the telephone exchange.

Llooking north toward the main gate

The Fleet Club in Kenitra built by Navy Seabees