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USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 4 of 4.Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 4
USS Hornet (Essex-class) laying off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 19 Dec 1943 shortly after commissioning showing off her MS33/3a paint scheme. Photo 4 of 4.Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 4
Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4Carrier Shangri-La launching ceremony, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944
Franklin in the Elizabeth River, off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Feb 1944, photo 3 of 4Carrier Shangri-La launching ceremony, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944
Carrier Shangri-La shortly after launching, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944; seen in the US Navy publication USS Shangri-La 1944-1945 cruise bookJosephine Doolittle, wife of James Doolittle, breaking a bottle of champagne at the launching ceremony of carrier Shangri-La, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2; note yard commandant Rear Admiral Felix Gygax holding a microphone near the bottle
Carrier Shangri-La shortly after launching, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944; seen in the US Navy publication USS Shangri-La 1944-1945 cruise bookJosephine Doolittle, wife of James Doolittle, breaking a bottle of champagne at the launching ceremony of carrier Shangri-La, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944, photo 1 of 2; note yard commandant Rear Admiral Felix Gygax holding a microphone near the bottle
Josephine Doolittle, wife of James Doolittle, breaking a bottle of champagne at the launching ceremony of carrier Shangri-La, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2; note yard commandant Rear Admiral Felix Gygax holding a microphone near the bottleBow on view of HMS Indomitable off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Mar 1944
Josephine Doolittle, wife of James Doolittle, breaking a bottle of champagne at the launching ceremony of carrier Shangri-La, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 24 Feb 1944, photo 2 of 2; note yard commandant Rear Admiral Felix Gygax holding a microphone near the bottleBow on view of HMS Indomitable off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Mar 1944
Starboard bow view of HMS Indomitable off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Mar 1944Starboard quarter view of HMS Indomitable off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Mar 1944
Starboard bow view of HMS Indomitable off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Mar 1944Starboard quarter view of HMS Indomitable off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Mar 1944
Starboard bow view of USS Ticonderoga at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, Untied States, May 1944.Stern view of the carrier Franklin off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944
Starboard bow view of USS Ticonderoga at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, Untied States, May 1944.Stern view of the carrier Franklin off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944
USS Franklin at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944 shortly after her port side was repainted from Measure 32 Design 6a to Design 3a. Her starboard side remained Design 6a.Starboard side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga being delivered to the US Navy on the morning of her commissioning, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Untied States, May 8, 1944.
USS Franklin at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 4 May 1944 shortly after her port side was repainted from Measure 32 Design 6a to Design 3a. Her starboard side remained Design 6a.Starboard side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga being delivered to the US Navy on the morning of her commissioning, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Untied States, May 8, 1944.
Newly commissioned USS Ticonderoga moves down the Elizabeth River from the Norfolk Navy Yard to the deperming crib, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, May 30 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 10AStarboard quarter view of USS Ticonderoga on the Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, Virginia, Untied States, May 30, 1944.
Newly commissioned USS Ticonderoga moves down the Elizabeth River from the Norfolk Navy Yard to the deperming crib, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, May 30 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 10AStarboard quarter view of USS Ticonderoga on the Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, Virginia, Untied States, May 30, 1944.
USS Ticonderoga at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 May 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 10AUSS Ticonderoga being pushed by tugboats at Naval Air Station Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 30 May 1944
USS Ticonderoga at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 May 1944; note camouflage Measure 33 Design 10AUSS Ticonderoga being pushed by tugboats at Naval Air Station Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 30 May 1944
WAVES Yeoman Second Class Blanche Oswald and Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin aboard USS Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 19 Aug 1944. Note USS Alaska and escort carrier USS Croatan.WAVES Yeoman Second Class Blanche Oswald and Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin in a 5in twin gun turret aboard Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 19 Aug 1944
WAVES Yeoman Second Class Blanche Oswald and Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin aboard USS Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 19 Aug 1944. Note USS Alaska and escort carrier USS Croatan.WAVES Yeoman Second Class Blanche Oswald and Yeoman Third Class Betty Martin in a 5in twin gun turret aboard Missouri, Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 19 Aug 1944

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