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16 Sep 1891

United States
6 Jul 1901

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27 Apr 1906

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1 Jan 1912

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2 Mar 1913

Photo(s) dated 2 Mar 1913
Battleship USS Oregon in drydock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 Mar 1913. Photo 1 of 2.Battleship USS Oregon in drydock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 Mar 1913. Photo 2 of 2.
3 Mar 1913

Photo(s) dated 3 Mar 1913
USS Oregon in drydock, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 3 Mar 1913
16 Dec 1919

Photo(s) dated 16 Dec 1919
After ammunition ships Pyro and Nitro were christened at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, the drydock was flooded for their launching, 16 Dec 1919.
29 Jun 1920

Photo(s) dated 29 Jun 1920
100-ton floating crane during a weight test at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 29 Jun 1920.
6 Mar 1922

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19 Apr 1922

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18 Dec 1922

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28 Jan 1923

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9 Oct 1923

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1 Dec 1923

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22 Dec 1923

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1 Mar 1924

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25 Jun 1924

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8 Dec 1924

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25 Jan 1925

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2 Feb 1925

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24 Mar 1925

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25 Apr 1925

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6 Jan 1926

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19 Feb 1926

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12 Mar 1926

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15 Mar 1926

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14 May 1926

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1 Jun 1926

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14 Jan 1927

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1 Apr 1928

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16 May 1928

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17 Nov 1930

Photo(s) dated 17 Nov 1930
USS Saratoga at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 17 Nov 1930
15 Jan 1931

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11 Apr 1931

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10 Jun 1931

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25 Aug 1931

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20 Oct 1931

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6 Aug 1932

Photo(s) dated 6 Aug 1932
Piers at Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington, United States with, left to right, repair ship (converted collier) Jason, and carriers Lexington (Lexington-class), Saratoga, 6 Aug 1932.
9 Dec 1932

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2 Mar 1933

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11 Mar 1933

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26 May 1933

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7 Jun 1933

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5 Aug 1933

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12 Aug 1933

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5 Sep 1933

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28 Apr 1934

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14 Jul 1934

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11 Oct 1934

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16 Oct 1934

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8 Jan 1935

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20 Dec 1935

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18 Jan 1936

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26 Feb 1936

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21 Mar 1936

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18 Apr 1936

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2 Jun 1936

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15 Jul 1936

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30 Jul 1936

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6 Jun 1937

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28 Jul 1937

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3 Sep 1937

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2 Nov 1937

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28 Sep 1938

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16 Dec 1938

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22 Jan 1939

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20 Apr 1939

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24 Apr 1940

Photo(s) dated 24 Apr 1940
USS New Mexico at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Apr 1940
16 Jun 1940

United States
30 Aug 1940

United States
  • Rear Admiral Charles S. Freeman relieved Rear Admiral Edward B. Fenner as the Commandant of the US Navy Thirteenth Naval District and as the Commandant of the Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
19 Sep 1940

United States
25 Nov 1940

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27 Dec 1940

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25 Feb 1941

United States
3 Jul 1941

United States
25 Jul 1941

Photo(s) dated 25 Jul 1941
Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 1 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR PrometheusPuget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 2 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR PrometheusPuget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 3 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR PrometheusPuget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 25 Jul 1941, photo 4 of 4; note AVPs Barnegat, Biscayne, Casco, Mackinac, BB Colorado, AG Utah, AK Aroostook, and AR Prometheus
29 Dec 1941

United States
9 Feb 1942

Photo(s) dated 9 Feb 1942
USS Maryland at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States 9 Feb 1942 after repairs from damage received in the attack on Pearl Harbor three months earlier. Photo 2 of 2.USS Maryland at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States 9 Feb 1942 after repairs from damage received in the attack on Pearl Harbor three months earlier. Photo 1 of 2.
19 Feb 1942

United States Photo(s) dated 19 Feb 1942
USS Tennessee at Pier 6 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 19 Feb 1942. The photo was taken from the Hammerhead crane at the end of the pier (shadow).
25 Feb 1942

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31 Mar 1942

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1 May 1942

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22 May 1942

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15 Jun 1942

United States
  • USS Copahee was commissioned into service at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States with Commander J. G. Farrell in command. She was the first of 10 Bogue-class escort carriers converted from hulls of merchant ships. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Copahee | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
1 Aug 1942

United States
  • USS New Mexico completed a scheduled overhaul at Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, Washington, United States, during which her 5-inch guns were removed in exchange for more anti-aircraft weapons. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | New Mexico | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
17 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 17 Aug 1942
USS Copahee at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 17 Aug 1942, photo 1 of 2USS Copahee at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 17 Aug 1942, photo 2 of 2
27 Aug 1942

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20 Oct 1942

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5 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 5 Dec 1942
After exiting drydock, USS Nevada laid at anchor for one day in Sinclair Inlet off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 5 Dec 1942.
29 Jan 1943

United States
2 May 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 May 1943
USS S-35 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 May 1943, photo 1 of 2USS S-35 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 2 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
20 May 1943

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22 May 1943

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28 May 1943

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31 May 1943

United States
  • USS S-35 completed post-repair trials off Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [S-35 | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
3 Jun 1943

United States
11 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1943
Portside amidships of USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States during inclining experiment, 11 Jun 1943
24 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 24 Jun 1943
USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 1 of 3USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 2 of 3USS S-28 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 24 Jun 1943, photo 3 of 3
27 Jun 1943

United States
20 Jul 1943

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1 Aug 1943

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10 Aug 1943

United States
  • Cruiser USS New Orleans (New Orleans-class) departed Puget Sound, Washington, United States after overhaul and being fitted with a new permanent bow due to her bow being blown off in the Battle of Tassafaronga. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | New Orleans | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
4 Sep 1943

United States
6 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1943
Bow view of USS New Mexico, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 6 Oct 1943
9 Oct 1943

United States
28 Oct 1943

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31 Oct 1943

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1 Nov 1943

United States
22 Dec 1943

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31 Dec 1943

Photo(s) dated 31 Dec 1943
Aerial view of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, 31 Dec 1943. Note the carrier USS Lexington (Essex-class) in drydock in the center of the photo.
26 Jan 1944

United States
31 Jan 1944

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20 Feb 1944

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2 Mar 1944

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12 Mar 1944

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25 Apr 1944

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26 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Apr 1944
USS Washington off Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, United States, 26 Apr 1944USS Maryland underway in Puget Sound, Washington, United States 26 Apr 1944 after an overhaul. Note absence of caged superstructure and fresh Measure 31, Design 7D paint scheme.
30 Apr 1944

United States
17 Jun 1944

United States
16 Jul 1944

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1 Aug 1944

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12 Aug 1944

United States Photo(s) dated 12 Aug 1944
Franklin Roosevelt under USS Cummings’ Number 1 gun mount addressing a crowd of shipyard workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 12 Aug 1944.
21 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Aug 1944
USS South Dakota in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 21 Aug 1944, photo 3 of 4.
14 Sep 1944

United States
9 Oct 1944

United States
21 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Oct 1944
USS New Mexico with Camo Mea 32 Design 3D, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 1 of 2USS New Mexico with Camo Mea 32 Design 3D, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 21 Oct 1944, photo 2 of 2
22 Oct 1944

United States
26 Oct 1944

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30 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1944
USS New Mexico, Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, late Oct 1944
26 Nov 1944

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6 Dec 1944

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18 Jan 1945

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21 Jan 1945

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2 Feb 1945

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3 Feb 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 Feb 1945
USS Alabama in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, Feb 1945, photo 1 of 4
15 Feb 1945

United States
25 Feb 1945

United States
15 Mar 1945

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1945
US battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 1 of 5; port broadside view, note independently-elevated gunsUS battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 2 of 5; starboard broadside view, note independently-elevated gunsUS battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 3 of 5; starboard quarter viewUS battleship Alabama anchored in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 15 Mar 1945, photo 4 of 5; port quarter view
See all photos dated 15 Mar 1945
16 Mar 1945

United States
17 Mar 1945

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24 Mar 1945

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27 Mar 1945

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13 Apr 1945

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21 Apr 1945

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24 Apr 1945

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5 May 1945

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8 May 1945

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22 May 1945

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29 May 1945

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2 Jun 1945

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6 Jun 1945

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9 Jun 1945

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16 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1945
The after-flight deck of the USS Bunker Hill in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock No. 5 shortly after arriving at Bremerton, Washington, United States, 16 Jun 1945. Note the collapsed aircraft elevator.
23 Jun 1945

United States
4 Jul 1945

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5 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 5 Aug 1945
Battleship USS Maryland at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States 5 Aug 1945, ten days before war’s end.
14 Sep 1945

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24 Oct 1945

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24 Feb 1946

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15 Apr 1946

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19 Apr 1946

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4 Nov 1946

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27 Dec 1946

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9 Jan 1947

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3 Apr 1947

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23 Apr 1947

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23 Apr 1948

Photo(s) dated 23 Apr 1948
USS Essex, USS Ticonderoga, USS Yorktown, USS Lexington, USS Bunker Hill, and and USS Bon Homme Richard at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States, 23 Apr 1948; note several battleships in background at left
22 Apr 1949

Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1949
USS Essex undergoing modernization at drydock no. 5 of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 22 Apr 1949; seen in US Navy Naval Aviation News Aug 1949
12 Jan 1950

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31 Jan 1952

United States
  • USS Ticonderoga was recommissioned for the voyage from Bremerton, Washington, United States to New York Naval Shipyard, New York, United States. Captain Paul Wesley Watson was named her commanding officer. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
2 Apr 1952

United States
  • Commander Arthur Turn Decker was named the commanding officer of USS Ticonderoga to prepare her for decommission. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | Bremerton, Washington | CPC]
1 Sep 1953

United States
4 Mar 1954

Photo(s) dated 4 Mar 1954
USS Hancock off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 4 Mar 1954
28 Apr 1954

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1954
USS Hancock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 28 Apr 1954
15 Sep 1954

United States
21 Mar 1955

United States
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) placed in commission in reserve at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Washington, United States where she was to receive extensive modifications, most significantly an angled flight deck to increase her capabilities for handling jet aircraft. ww2dbase [Puget Sound Navy Yard | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Bremerton, Washington | DS]
8 Sep 1969

United States
17 Dec 1969

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15 Jan 1970

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1 Feb 1971

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30 Apr 1971

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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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