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Welders at the keel laying ceremony of submarine Springer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Oct 1943

Caption   Welders at the keel laying ceremony of submarine Springer, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 30 Oct 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy via navsource.org
Identification Code   7409-43
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Photos on Same Day 30 Oct 1943
Photos at Same Place Vallejo, California, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 May 2013

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1. Anonymous says:
31 Jul 2014 11:46:06 AM

I don't think the real welders got credit for this photo, these guys have shinny shoes! But they may have been just dressed up too. These guys sure put out the ships, wow. I wonder how many pounds of rod they would use in a day? Most I ever used in 1 12 hr shift was about 75 lbs.

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WW2-Era Place Name Vallejo, California, United States
Lat/Long 38.0976, -122.2677
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