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An aerial view of the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, San Francisco, California United States, May 24, 1945.

Caption   An aerial view of the San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point, San Francisco, California United States, May 24, 1945. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 10 Jan 2014

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Licensing  Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
10 Jan 2015 10:49:25 PM

This photo was taken from a plane in the US Navy Utility Squadron VJ-1 from an altitude of 7,000 ft. The aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) is in the center with the Crane Ship No. 1 (ex-USS Kearsarge (BB-5)) on her port side. The battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) is at the pier in the upper part of the picture. The drydock near the center of the picture holds a transport ship. The light aircraft carrier USS Cabot (CVL-28) is visible in the drydock in the lower part of the picture. There are two submarines visible in the bottom right and one of them is USS Drum (SS-228).

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