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Helena under construction at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 24 Jun 1937Helena under construction at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938
Helena under construction at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 24 Jun 1937Helena under construction at New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938
Launching ceremony of Helena, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938, photo 1 of 2Launching ceremony of Helena, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938, photo 2 of 2
Launching ceremony of Helena, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938, photo 1 of 2Launching ceremony of Helena, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 27 Aug 1938, photo 2 of 2
View of HelenaUSS Helena
View of Helena's stern prior to launch, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, United States, 28 Aug 1938USS Helena's commissioning ceremony, 18 Sep 1939
USS Helena, circa 1940USS Helena at anchor, President Roads, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 15 Jun 1940, photo 1 of 2; photo taken by photographer from USS Wasp
USS Helena, circa 1940USS Helena at anchor, President Roads, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 15 Jun 1940, photo 1 of 2; photo taken by photographer from USS Wasp
USS Helena at anchor, President Roads, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 15 Jun 1940, photo 2 of 2; photo taken by photographer from USS WaspPearl Harbor viewed from Pier 1010 on 7 Dec 1941; note capsized Oglala, Helena beyond, and Pennsylvania in background
USS Helena at anchor, President Roads, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 15 Jun 1940, photo 2 of 2; photo taken by photographer from USS WaspPearl Harbor viewed from Pier 1010 on 7 Dec 1941; note capsized Oglala, Helena beyond, and Pennsylvania in background
Pearl Harbor viewed from Pier 1010, 7 Dec 1941; note Oglala capsized in foreground, Helena further down the pier, Nevada (right) and Shaw (center) in backgroundWrecks of destroyers Downes and Cassin in Drydock One at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 7 Dec 1941 about 1400, photo 1 of 5; note Pennsylvania in the rear, Helena in distance, Oklahoma and Maryland in far background
Pearl Harbor viewed from Pier 1010, 7 Dec 1941; note Oglala capsized in foreground, Helena further down the pier, Nevada (right) and Shaw (center) in backgroundWrecks of destroyers Downes and Cassin in Drydock One at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, 7 Dec 1941 about 1400, photo 1 of 5; note Pennsylvania in the rear, Helena in distance, Oklahoma and Maryland in far background
Aerial view of the drydocks at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Dec 1941; note oil streaks. Pennsylvania is in Drydock #1 with Cassin and Downes and Helena is in Drydock #2. Photo 1 of 2.Aerial view of the drydocks at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Dec 1941; note oil streaks. Pennsylvania is in Drydock #1 with Cassin and Downes and Helena is in Drydock #2. Photo 2 of 2.
Aerial view of the drydocks at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Dec 1941; note oil streaks. Pennsylvania is in Drydock #1 with Cassin and Downes and Helena is in Drydock #2. Photo 1 of 2.Aerial view of the drydocks at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, US Territory of Hawaii, 10 Dec 1941; note oil streaks. Pennsylvania is in Drydock #1 with Cassin and Downes and Helena is in Drydock #2. Photo 2 of 2.
USS Helena in drydock at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; note torpedo damage between frames 69 1/2 and 80 1/2 on starboard sideUSS Helena in drydock at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; note torpedo damage between frames 69 1/2 and 80 1/2 on starboard side
USS Helena in drydock at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Dec 1941, photo 1 of 2; note torpedo damage between frames 69 1/2 and 80 1/2 on starboard sideUSS Helena in drydock at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Dec 1941, photo 2 of 2; note torpedo damage between frames 69 1/2 and 80 1/2 on starboard side
USS Helena in drydock at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Dec 1941; note damage to propeller shaft and turbineSubmarine Whale, destroyer Humphrey, and light cruiser Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Mar 1942
USS Helena in drydock at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, 13 Dec 1941; note damage to propeller shaft and turbineSubmarine Whale, destroyer Humphrey, and light cruiser Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 13 Mar 1942
USS Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, early- to mid-1942USS Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Jun 1942
USS Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, early- to mid-1942USS Helena at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States, 27 Jun 1942

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