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Battleship Missouri, large cruiser Alaska, escort carrier Croatan, and destroyers at Norfolk Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 20 Aug 1944

Caption     Battleship Missouri, large cruiser Alaska, escort carrier Croatan, and destroyers at Norfolk Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 20 Aug 1944 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-190547
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Norfolk Navy Yard   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Missouri   Main article  Photos  
Alaska   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 20 Aug 1944
Photos at Same Place Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
25 Mar 2010 10:56:06 PM

Escort Carrier Croatan (CVE-25), two destroyers of different classes, and one auxiliary vessel are seen at the bottom of the photo.
2. Brian S. Baird says:
26 Nov 2021 11:14:25 AM

This photo was NOT taken at Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, but at Naval Base, Norfolk. This is Pier 7, identified by the Tug Office at the far end of the pier, you can just see the shadow of it at the left margin. The piers in the top right corner are the short piers after 7, believe they were named 7A & 7B. Norfolk Navy Yard didn't have ANY short piers.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 Nov 2021 12:11:37 PM

Brian Baird (above):
You are correct that this photo shows piers at the Norfolk Naval Operating Base rather than the Navy Yard. You are also correct about this being Pier 7, as confirmed in Missouri’s log for 20 Aug 1944. The caption has been modified to reflect the Operating Base location but the link to the Navy Yard page remains as the Navy Yard page really is a reflection on the entire Navy presence in and around Norfolk. Thank you for binging this up.

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