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Fitting-out basin, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1 Mar 1901Machine shop, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 2 Feb 1905
Fitting-out basin, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1 Mar 1901Machine shop, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 2 Feb 1905
Norfolk Navy Yard Drydock No. 4, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 17 Nov 1917Pump No. 1, Drydock No. 4, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 16 Jun 1919
Norfolk Navy Yard Drydock No. 4, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 17 Nov 1917Pump No. 1, Drydock No. 4, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 16 Jun 1919
USS Texas in drydock, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, mid-1920sThe battleships Nevada (background) and Arizona (foreground) being overhauled at the Norfolk Navy Yard, late 1929. Note Arizona’s new tripod masts that became so iconic in photos from the Pearl Harbor Attack.
USS Texas in drydock, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, mid-1920sThe battleships Nevada (background) and Arizona (foreground) being overhauled at the Norfolk Navy Yard, late 1929. Note Arizona’s new tripod masts that became so iconic in photos from the Pearl Harbor Attack.
USS Arizona upon completion of its modernization, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 2 Mar 1931, photo 1 of 2USS Arizona upon completion of its modernization, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 2 Mar 1931, photo 2 of 2
USS Arizona upon completion of its modernization, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 2 Mar 1931, photo 1 of 2USS Arizona upon completion of its modernization, Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 2 Mar 1931, photo 2 of 2
Bagley-class destroyers Blue and Helm on 27 May 1937, the date of their launching, in Drydock #2 at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.Commissioning ceremony of USS Yorktown, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937
Bagley-class destroyers Blue and Helm on 27 May 1937, the date of their launching, in Drydock #2 at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States.Commissioning ceremony of USS Yorktown, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937
USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) commissioning ceremonies taking place on the flight deck, Naval Operating Base Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937. Note destroyer USS Jacob Jones on the other side of the pierUSS Yorktown at Naval Operating Base Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Oct 1937; note flag of Rear Admiral Charles Blakely
USS Yorktown (Yorktown-class) commissioning ceremonies taking place on the flight deck, Naval Operating Base Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 30 Sep 1937. Note destroyer USS Jacob Jones on the other side of the pierUSS Yorktown at Naval Operating Base Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Oct 1937; note flag of Rear Admiral Charles Blakely
Keel laying of battleship Alabama, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1940Riveters working on battleship Alabama, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1940-1942
Keel laying of battleship Alabama, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1 Feb 1940Riveters working on battleship Alabama, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1940-1942
Ship fitters working on battleship Alabama, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1940-1942PBY-5 Catalina patrol plane of Patrol Squadron VP-5 at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Mar 1941. Note the National Insignia on the nose which at this time were only put on the sides of planes in the Neutrality Patrols
Ship fitters working on battleship Alabama, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, 1940-1942PBY-5 Catalina patrol plane of Patrol Squadron VP-5 at Norfolk, Virginia, United States, Mar 1941. Note the National Insignia on the nose which at this time were only put on the sides of planes in the Neutrality Patrols
USS New York at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, Oct 1941Newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 27 Oct 1941.
USS New York at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States, Oct 1941Newly commissioned aircraft carrier USS Hornet (Yorktown-class) in Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States, 27 Oct 1941.
Long Island, probably off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 10 Nov 1941; note seven SOC-3A and one F2A aircraft on deckStarboard bow view of HMS Indomitable at anchor off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Nov 1941
Long Island, probably off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 10 Nov 1941; note seven SOC-3A and one F2A aircraft on deckStarboard bow view of HMS Indomitable at anchor off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 21 Nov 1941

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