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Aerial view of shipping in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard dry docks, 12 Dec 1943. Note USS Lexington (Essex-class) in the new Drydock No. 4 at the top of the photo.

Caption   Aerial view of shipping in the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard dry docks, 12 Dec 1943. Note USS Lexington (Essex-class) in the new Drydock No. 4 at the top of the photo. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   80-G-221098
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Photos on Same Day 12 Dec 1943
Photos at Same Place Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 18 Aug 2017

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
25 Jun 2017 10:33:45 AM

The three battleships moored at Ford Island are the USS Tennessee (outboard), USS Colorado, and USS Pennsylvania.
2. rmiller says:
12 Dec 2019 01:07:43 PM

Lexington had been hit by an aircraft torpedo on the night of December 4-5 1943 off Kwajalein, losing steering control and her number 2 shaft, limping back to Pearl Harbor on December 9. She went into dry dock (as pictured) for emergency repairs on December 11 to allow her to get to Bremerton, leaving Pearl on December 17 and arriving in Puget Sound on December 22. She dry docked there from December 28 to February 7 1944, then went to San Diego to pick up an air group and returned to Pearl Harbor on February 28, 1944. She then went to Majuro arriving March 8, 1944 and became the flag ship of Task Force 58 when RAdm Marc Mitscher went aboard.

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WW2-Era Place Name Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii
Lat/Long 21.3550, -157.9592
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