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South Dakota under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1 Apr 1940Battleship USS South Dakota departing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for shakedown exercises, 4 Jun 1942. Note the OS2U Kingfisher aircraft from Observation Squadron VO-6 on the fantail.
South Dakota under construction at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, New Jersey, United States, 1 Apr 1940Battleship USS South Dakota departing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for shakedown exercises, 4 Jun 1942. Note the OS2U Kingfisher aircraft from Observation Squadron VO-6 on the fantail.
South Dakota underway during shakedown in the Atlantic, Jul 1942, photo 1 of 2South Dakota underway during shakedown in the Atlantic, Jul 1942, photo 2 of 2
South Dakota underway during shakedown in the Atlantic, Jul 1942, photo 1 of 2South Dakota underway during shakedown in the Atlantic, Jul 1942, photo 2 of 2
Gun crews aboard USS South Dakota man their 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942South Dakota and a Japanese torpedo plane
Gun crews aboard USS South Dakota man their 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns during the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942South Dakota and a Japanese torpedo plane 'Kate', Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 Oct 1942
South Dakota, DD Mahan, DD Lamson repaired by USS Prometheus at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Nov 1942USS South Dakota and USS Alabama in the North Atlantic, 1943
South Dakota, DD Mahan, DD Lamson repaired by USS Prometheus at Nouméa, New Caledonia, Nov 1942USS South Dakota and USS Alabama in the North Atlantic, 1943
USS South Dakota and USS Alabama underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 1943; photo taken from HMS King George VUSS South Dakota, USS Alabama, and HMS Anson in the North Atlantic, 1943
USS South Dakota and USS Alabama underway in the Atlantic Ocean, 1943; photo taken from HMS King George VUSS South Dakota, USS Alabama, and HMS Anson in the North Atlantic, 1943
South Dakota in the Hvalfjordur area, Iceland, Jun 1943Commander of United States Naval Forces in the Atlantic Admiral Harold Stark aboard the battleship USS South Dakota at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, 26 Jun 1943.
South Dakota in the Hvalfjordur area, Iceland, Jun 1943Commander of United States Naval Forces in the Atlantic Admiral Harold Stark aboard the battleship USS South Dakota at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, 26 Jun 1943.
South Dakota and a destroyer off the US east coast, Aug 1943South Dakota off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 20 Aug 1943
South Dakota and a destroyer off the US east coast, Aug 1943South Dakota off the Norfolk Navy Yard, Virginia, United States, 20 Aug 1943
USS Alabama firing in exercise somewhere in the South Pacific, 29 Oct 1943; note secondary guns of USS South Dakota in foregroundUSS South Dakota, USS Alabama, and USS North Carolina underway in the South Pacific, 25 Jan 1944; photo taken from USS Intrepid
USS Alabama firing in exercise somewhere in the South Pacific, 29 Oct 1943; note secondary guns of USS South Dakota in foregroundUSS South Dakota, USS Alabama, and USS North Carolina underway in the South Pacific, 25 Jan 1944; photo taken from USS Intrepid
US battleships South Dakota and Alabama on their way to the Marshall Islands to shell Roi and Namur islands, 1 Feb 1944F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.
US battleships South Dakota and Alabama on their way to the Marshall Islands to shell Roi and Namur islands, 1 Feb 1944F6F-3 Hellcats of Fighting Squadron 16 (VF-16) landing aboard the USS Lexington (Essex-class), north of Manaus, 28 Apr 1944. Note battleship USS South Dakota crossing Lexington’s wake.
US Navy Chaplain N. D. Lindner leading a memorial service aboard USS South Dakota for men lost to air attacks, off Guam, 1 Jul 1944USS South Dakota in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 21 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 4.
US Navy Chaplain N. D. Lindner leading a memorial service aboard USS South Dakota for men lost to air attacks, off Guam, 1 Jul 1944USS South Dakota in Puget Sound, Washington, United States, 21 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 4.

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