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Bernard Montgomery and King George VI at MontgomeryCommissioning ceremony of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Davenport at center
Bernard Montgomery and King George VI at Montgomery's headquarters in Britain, 22 May 1944Commissioning ceremony of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Davenport at center
Commissioning party of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Roy Davenport seat at left of photographMen watched as firefighters battled flames on LST-480, 22 May 1944; the explosion took place on the previous day
Commissioning party of USS Trepang, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, California, United States, 22 May 1944; Commander Roy Davenport seat at left of photographMen watched as firefighters battled flames on LST-480, 22 May 1944; the explosion took place on the previous day
Tugs and other craft tried to put out fires on LST-480 resulted from an explosion from the previous day, Pearl Harbor, 22 May 1944US Coast Guard vessel Woodbine fighting a fire on the stern of a destroyed LST which exploded the previous day, West Loch, Pearl Harbor, 22 May 1944
Tugs and other craft tried to put out fires on LST-480 resulted from an explosion from the previous day, Pearl Harbor, 22 May 1944US Coast Guard vessel Woodbine fighting a fire on the stern of a destroyed LST which exploded the previous day, West Loch, Pearl Harbor, 22 May 1944
USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 1 of 2.USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 2 of 2.
USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 1 of 2.USS Hancock in Dazzle paint scheme Measure 32, Design 3A during sea trials on her transit from Boston, Massachusetts to Norfolk, Virginia, 22 May 1944. Photo 2 of 2.


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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945


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