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Straight down aerial view of the piers and drydocks at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States full of battleships and one carrier, USS Enterprise, 1940.

Caption   Straight down aerial view of the piers and drydocks at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States full of battleships and one carrier, USS Enterprise, 1940. ww2dbase
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Identification Code   299592
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Photos at Same Place Bremerton, Washington, United States
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 30 Jan 2020

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1. Craig R says:
18 Oct 2020 11:54:26 AM

Neat photo showing several ships and yard craft (plus a large drydock under construction at left)!

Owing to the straight-down viewing angle, it's difficult to ID specific battleships other than by class. The 'Big Five' cage-masted BBs are all present (Tennessee-class and Colorado-class), both Pennsylvanias (Pennsy and Arizona) and a Nevada-class (Nevada or Oklahoma).

The large drydock just left of center and the next large drydock to its right each holds a Colorado, while the small drydock to their right holds an unidentifiable auxiliary. The last large drydock at right holds what appear to be four small hulls under construction.

As for ships docked along the piers: the leftmost long pier has a Tennessee, aft of which is a pre-war destroyer. Across the pier from that Tennessee is an unidentified auxiliary. The next long pier to the right has a Pennsylvania. Directly across from her is a Nevada (nicely showing off just how much longer the Pennsylvania was compared to the Nevada). Ahead of that Nevada is the other Pennsylvania. The last long pier to the right holds the carrier Enterprise (easily identified by her 'EN' deck markings), with a destroyer ahead of her that appears to be under construction/fitting out. Across the pier from Enterprise is the other Tennessee, with the last Colorado ahead of her.

The short pier at far right only holds a couple barges. Throughout the yard are numerous more barges, motor launches, and a couple small dredges (or perhaps rather small floating cranes).

Like I said, a neat photo!

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