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30 Apr 1919

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort arrived at Newport News, Virginia, United States aboard passenger ship Koningin der Nederlanden as a member of the crew. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | Newport News, Virginia | CPC]
25 Feb 1933

Photo(s) dated 25 Feb 1933
Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933
4 Apr 1936

Photo(s) dated 4 Apr 1936
Eleanor Roosevelt at the launching ceremony of carrier Yorktown, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 4 Apr 1936
28 Apr 1941

United States
1 Dec 1941

United States
26 Sep 1942

United States
27 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 27 Apr 1943
Overhead view of USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Newport News, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943
10 May 1943

United States
  • The keel of carrier Randolph was laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company in Newport News, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Randolph | Newport News, Virginia | DS]
29 Jun 1943

United States
  • Carrier Randolph was launched at Newport News, Virginia, United States, sponsored by Rose Gillette, wife of Iowa Senator Guy M. Gillette. ww2dbase [Randolph | Newport News, Virginia | DS]
14 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1943
USS Franklin being floated out of drydock for the first time, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 14 Oct 1943. Note Navy WAVES on the dock; WAVES
22 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1944
Port side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga receiving final preparations at Newport News Naval Shipyard before being delivered to the US Navy, Newport News, Virginia, Untied States, Apr 22, 1944.
27 Feb 1945

United States
22 Nov 1971

United States

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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