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Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933. Photo 1 of 2.Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933. Photo 2 of 2.
Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933. Photo 1 of 2.Launching of carrier Ranger, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 25 Feb 1933. Photo 2 of 2.
United States First Lady Mrs. Lou Hoover christening Ranger upon the ship’s launch at Newport News, Virginia, 25 Feb 1933. Behind Mrs. Hoover, in the dark hat, is Secretary of the Navy Charles Adams. Photo 1 of 2.United States First Lady Mrs. Lou Hoover christening Ranger upon the ship’s launch at Newport News, Virginia, 25 Feb 1933. Behind Mrs. Hoover, in the dark hat, is Secretary of the Navy Charles Adams. Photo 2 of 2.
United States First Lady Mrs. Lou Hoover christening Ranger upon the ship’s launch at Newport News, Virginia, 25 Feb 1933. Behind Mrs. Hoover, in the dark hat, is Secretary of the Navy Charles Adams. Photo 1 of 2.United States First Lady Mrs. Lou Hoover christening Ranger upon the ship’s launch at Newport News, Virginia, 25 Feb 1933. Behind Mrs. Hoover, in the dark hat, is Secretary of the Navy Charles Adams. Photo 2 of 2.
Eleanor Roosevelt at the launching ceremony of carrier Yorktown, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 4 Apr 1936Overhead view of USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Newport News, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943
Eleanor Roosevelt at the launching ceremony of carrier Yorktown, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 4 Apr 1936Overhead view of USS Yorktown (Essex-class) at Newport News, Virginia, United States, 27 Apr 1943
USS Franklin being floated out of drydock for the first time, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 14 Oct 1943. Note Navy WAVES on the dock; WAVESBow of the carrier Ticonderoga on the ways shortly before launching at Newport News, Virginia, United States, Jan 1944. Note the twin gun tubs on the bow that gave rise to the so-called Long-Hull Essex-class.
USS Franklin being floated out of drydock for the first time, Newport News, Virginia, United States, 14 Oct 1943. Note Navy WAVES on the dock; WAVES' Director, LtCdr Mildred H. McAfee, USNR, was Franklin's sponsor.Bow of the carrier Ticonderoga on the ways shortly before launching at Newport News, Virginia, United States, Jan 1944. Note the twin gun tubs on the bow that gave rise to the so-called Long-Hull Essex-class.
Port side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga receiving final preparations at Newport News Naval Shipyard before being delivered to the US Navy, Newport News, Virginia, Untied States, Apr 22, 1944.
Port side view of Essex-class carrier Ticonderoga receiving final preparations at Newport News Naval Shipyard before being delivered to the US Navy, Newport News, Virginia, Untied States, Apr 22, 1944.


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