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Carrier Independence under overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jul 1943; note hulls of submarines Spadefish and Trepang nearby

Caption     Carrier Independence under overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 11 Jul 1943; note hulls of submarines Spadefish and Trepang nearby ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   5083-43
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Mare Island Navy Yard   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Independence   Main article  Photos  
Spadefish   Main article  Photos  
Trepang   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 11 Jul 1943
Photos at Same Place Vallejo, California, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Rich Miller says:
19 Mar 2020 09:08:43 AM

Independence (CVL-21) was laid down May 1, 1941 and launched at Camden, New Jersey in August 1942, then commissioned January 14 1943 at Philadelphia Navy Yard. She then did shakedown off Trinidad, returned to Philadelphia, then transited Panama in mid-June to San Francisco. On July 11 1943 she was at Mare Island (San Francisco Bay) preparing to sail for Pearl Harbor on July 14, where after a couple of training runs, she joined TF 15 (precursor to TF 50 and TF 58) for a raid on Marcus. So the photo caption should say maintenance (maybe, note the sailors sunning on the aft end of the flight deck), but not construction.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
20 Mar 2020 05:46:03 PM

Rich Miller (above):
Except for listing an incorrect hull number, everything in your comment is correct. Please note that the caption has been updated and thank you for pointing this out.

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WW2-Era Place Name Vallejo, California, United States
Lat/Long 38.0987, -122.2622
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