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Aerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955

Caption     Aerial view of the Reserve Fleet Basin at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pennsylvania, United States, 19 May 1955 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
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Identification Code   80-G-668655
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Photos on Same Day 19 May 1955
Photos at Same Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
10 Aug 2015 06:58:53 PM

Nearest ship: Large Cruiser Hawaii

Outboard of Hawaii: USS Honolulu, USS Columbia, USS Denver, USS Galveston, and USS Portsmouth

Further out: USS Tranquility, USS Santuary, and USS Pocono

Off the bow of Hawaii: USS Montpelier, USS Houston, USS Huntington, USS Savannah, USS Cleveland, and USS Wilkes-Barre

Further back: USS Wichita, USS Oregon City, USS Chester, and USS New Orleans

Cruisers facing the left side of the photograph: USS Minneapolis, USS Tuscaloosa, USS San Francisco, USS Augusta, USS Louisville, and USS Portland

At left edge of photograph: USS Tennessee, USS California, and USS Cabot

Toward the back of the photograph: USS Fomalhaut, USS Webster, USS Albemarle, USS Tangier, USS Pocomoke, USS Chandeleur, USS Abatan, USS Mission San Carlos, USS Prince William, USS Anzio, USS Block Island, USS Palau, and USS San Carlos

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