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Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4

Caption     Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   80-G-224597
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Photos on Same Day 21 Feb 1944
Photos at Same Place Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
3 Nov 2016 12:09:56 AM

Franklin is seen here painted in Measure 32 Design 6a which only lasted two and a half months. By early May 1944 Franklin’s port side was repainted in Measure 32 Design 3a while her starboard side remained in Design 6a. Only Franklin carried different scheme’s on different sides.
2. Rich Miller says:
14 Sep 2020 09:31:49 AM

Three weeks after commissioning, another 3 weeks before formal shakedown started, so still in the post-commission availability in the Navy Yard, likely shifting berths between a work pier and a drydock.
3. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
14 Sep 2020 11:58:17 AM

Rich Miller (above):
Your description of Franklin’s timeline for her post-commission availability in the Navy Yard is exactly correct but the location of this photo is too far downriver to be headed for the drydocks. More likely she was heading to the deperming station located at Lambert Bend opposite the coaling docks.

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