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Three Casablanca-class escort carriers being readied for launch at the Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington, United States, Jan 1943. At the White House 18 Mar 1943, Henry Kaiser, right, and President Franklin Roosevelt looking at a model of a Casablanca-class escort aircraft carrier, then under construction at Kaiser’s Vancouver, Washington shipyard.
Three Casablanca-class escort carriers being readied for launch at the Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington, United States, Jan 1943. At the White House 18 Mar 1943, Henry Kaiser, right, and President Franklin Roosevelt looking at a model of a Casablanca-class escort aircraft carrier, then under construction at Kaiser’s Vancouver, Washington shipyard.
USS Casablanca (right) being prepared for launching two days later, Kaiser Vancouver Shipyard, Vancouver, Washington, United States, 3 Apr 1943; note Casablanca-class escort carriers Liscombe Bay, Alikula Bay, and Corregidor under constructionFirst Lady Eleanor Roosevelt preparing to christen the USS Casablanca, the lead ship in a new class of escort carriers, 5 Apr 1943, Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington, United States.
USS Casablanca (right) being prepared for launching two days later, Kaiser Vancouver Shipyard, Vancouver, Washington, United States, 3 Apr 1943; note Casablanca-class escort carriers Liscombe Bay, Alikula Bay, and Corregidor under constructionFirst Lady Eleanor Roosevelt preparing to christen the USS Casablanca, the lead ship in a new class of escort carriers, 5 Apr 1943, Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington, United States.
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